Baldwin County leaders made sure to stress the importance of having working smoke detectors on Monday.
Baldwin fire fighters handed out over three dozen smoke detectors to those that needed them as part of Operation Safe Home. Operation Safe Home is a program offered through the state office of insurance and safety fire commissioner.
Comissioner Ralph Hudgens said that these smoke detectors are huge lifesavers. "We've had 80 fire deaths in Georgia so far," he added, "and the overwhelming majority of those deaths came in houses where we did not have a working smoke alarm." He went on to highlight that many smoke detectors had simple problems, like dead batteries.
Operation Safe Home has donated more than 165,000 smoke detectors. To take part, you can contact your local fire department.