Bessemer, Al -
It's fire prevention week in Bessemer, that means Bessemer firefighters were knocking on doors. They are distributing free smoke detector kits.
Firefighters are also reminding residents to change their batteries, when daylight savings time ends on November 3rd.
Today's event is sponsored by Energizer batteries-- and the Energizer bunny was even spotted. Beating his drum at the Dollar Store on Parkwood Road.
Captain Carlton Jackson of the Bessemer Fire Dept. said, "We're here with Dollar General and Energizer because we understand how important it is to change a clock; change a battery. Changing a battery means to check your battery for smoke detectors. We ask you to check your batteries at least once a month."
Energizer and the International Association of Firefighter Chiefs started this program 26 years ago. Energizer has donated more than 5 million batteries over that time.