Firefighters get out to promote fire safety

Published: Oct. 17, 2016 at 1:54 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville firefighters spread out across the city Sunday to promote fire safety as part of the 33rd Great Louisville Fire Drill.

Firefighters were at five different Kroger stores giving safety tips, letting kids check out the fire trucks and serving firehouse chili.

They told WAVE 3 News it was a great opportunity for them to teach kids about staying safe, and to also remind adults to check their smoke detectors.

"The problem we tend to have is people don't change the battery on time, or they take the battery out and put it in toys and other objects," said Capt. David Yakimovicz of the Louisville Fire Department.

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If you live within the urban service district, you can call 311 and firefighters will come out and replace the battery in your smoke detector free of charge.

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