This week fire-fighters are taking advantage of fire prevention week to make sure the community is prepared before a fire ever starts.
Fire-fighters are taking time to visit schools and homes to check smoke detectors and install them all free of charge. With a week full events aimed at fire prevention and safety, Chief Bryant said this helps get them to their ultimate goal.
"It's an opportunity to encourage and push what we've been trying to push to have the last 14 years and that is to have every home in the city of Monroe with properly working detectors. It's a challenge but we aren't giving up," said Chief Bryant.
Chief Bryant said residents should change their batteries every time they set their clocks back. He also encourages the 10 year lithium battery power smoke detectors.
There will be smoke detectors available all year long at Public Works building on Highway 165. The only requirement is that you live inside the Monroe city limits.