There is a new partnership between the American Red Cross Key Chapter, the Meridian Fire Department and Citizens National Bank.
The goal is to combat the most preventable disaster, home fires.
According to Ginger Hand of the Meridian Fire Department, this is is very critical for our area.
"We've seen a high increase of fires this year, and unfortunately, several of them have been tragic," said Ginger Hand. "And in the state, we have seen a higher occurrence of fires and fire fatalities."
Throughout the month of March, the Meridian Fire Department will be at different locations of Citizens National Bank for fire safety awareness days. While there, fire officials will be taking applications for free fire detectors.