VIDEO: Smoke detectors save lives every year. Kidde is gifting the Louisiana State Fire Marshal with 300 alarms. You might be wondering why so many. It's for an operation: Operation Save a Life. It's the state wide initiative to make sure every resident is safe in their own homes and is protected with a working detector. "Let me tell you something, we know the value of smoke alarms. We know that without a smoke alarm that you have less than 60 seconds to safely get up and walk out of your home in a home fire," shared Chief Butch Browning, State Fire Marshal. Starting in 2010, firefighters set out to install smoke alarms in residents homes for free. With the goal of protecting every community in the state, Operation Save a Life is hitting the road and coming to a house near you.