Each year during Fire Prevention Week, fire departments and county fire marshal offices get a boost because WTVD11 and Kidde Fire Safety team up to donate smoke alarms as part of the Operation Save a Life Initiative. Today marked the 13th year of the donations to counties across NC and in spite of the flooding and aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, today's event highlighted how partnerships can prevent home fires. NFPA along with the UNC Burn Center are committed to educating fire departments and families on the importance of working smoke alarms. This years theme highlights the need to know the age of your alarms. Don't Wait: Check the date? Replace smoke alarms every 10 years is a catchy way to ask everyone you know if they know the age of their smoke alarms. While vintage is good with some things, that is not the case with smoke alarms. Now we can check smoke alarms off the list and get out there to install them! For more information on how to install and maintain smoke alarms visit Smoke Alarm Central.