Fire houses in Pleasanton and Livermore will be opening their doors today to promote fire safety.
October is Fire Prevention Month and this year's theme is "Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with."
Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Chief Jim Miguel noted that many local homes either don't have smoke alarms, have too few, are too old, or have stopped working.
"If a smoke alarm is more than 10 years old or older, it needs to be replaced," Miguel said.
Each of the fire stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving away smoke detectors and batteries.
Statistics from the National Fire Prevention Agency show a working smoke alarm cuts the risk of death by fire in half.
More information is available by calling the Livermore-Pleasanton fire Department at 454-2361.