"Save Lives Install Dat" is an effort to get more smoke detectors into people's homes
The New Orleans Fire Department kicked off its new fire safety campaign Tuesday, called "Save Lives, Install Dat".
It's an effort to get more smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors into people's homes.
NOFD assistant superintendent Tim McConnell says residents can request the fire department to come out to their homes and install smoke detectors.
"Firefighters will visit the residence, evaluate the need and install smoke detectors if needed."
Firefighters will also be going door-to-door in areas where there have been a lot of residential fires.
The fire department will also be distributing batteries free of charge to residents who need them for their smoke detectors. You can get batteries at any of the district chief's offices, located in each of the city's six fire districts.
The fire department would also like to remind residents to change their smoke detector batteries when they change their clocks from daylight saving time to standard time on November 4.