The state Division of Fire Protection on Tuesday announced a partnership with a North Carolina smoke detector company and the Pike County Firefighters Association to install 250 smoke detectors in homes throughout Pike County.
The initiative was spurred by the deaths of a father and his four children this month in a Pike County home that did not have a working smoke detector, said Dick Brown, spokesman for the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet.
The Kidde Co., located in Mebane, N.C., manufactures fire safety products including smoke detectors, a news release said.
Kidde Co. is giving the smoke detectors to the Pike County Firefighters Association for distribution and installation.
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The association will work with Pike County Schools to identify households that need smoke detectors, the press release said.