Firefighter’s blitz the St. Louis area installing new smoke detectors

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – While we are all springing forward this weekend, fire officials say you should also check the batteries in your smoke detector.

On Sunday St. Louis City Firefighters spent their day installing free smoke detectors all across the city.

It's in an effort to make sure to the public checks their smoke detectors twice a year.

Fire Captain Garon Mosby says the lack of smoke detectors and non-working smoke detectors affects people from all walks of life.

Departments make a push twice a year for installation of new smoke detectors.

Officials say if you missed today's event you can call your local department and they will install a new detector for free. Over the last year more than 600 people have died nationwide from fatal fires.