Donations from Firehouse Subs in Greenville are promoting fire safety for hundreds of homes here in Eastern Carolina.
Firehouse Subs on Arlington Boulevard will be donating $5,100 to Greenville Fire Rescue and EMS to provide 300 new smoke alarms that will be installed and in homes across Greenville.
The money was raised through recycling five-gallon pickle buckets, and selling them to guests for $2.00 each.
Interim Fire Rescue Chief Eric Griffin says, "The number of fires are going down. One of the reasons why is because engineering such as smoke alarms have gotten to a point where they are very, very, very important in every single home. Not just one smoke alarm, multiple smoke alarms on every level."
Griffin says just having smoke alarms isn't enough, he says maintenance is the key.
Even though these smoke alarms are good for the next 10-years, he wants people to check them every month to make sure they're operating correctly.