In Greenville, firefighters are installing smoke alarms for free on Saturday.
Greenville Fire/Rescue is offering the service citywide, but officials said west Greenville is at the greatest risk for not having working smoke alarms.
Firefighters respond to many calls in the area.
There are many older homes some built decades ago.
Crews will install 10-year battery alarms.
Interested residents should contact the department by Saturday.
“Smoke alarms are incredibly important,” said Rebekah Thurston, Public Information Officer of GFR. They do not prevent fires, but they do alert you to a fire when it is happening, so they give you extra time to escape safely from that fire.”
In 2018 more than 130 people lost their lives in a fire-related incident in our state.