FOSTORIA — Local fire departments across three counties are giving away free batteries for smoke detectors.

At the request of Capt. Allen Weinandy of the Bettsville Volunteer Fire Department, Duracell donated 37,000 9-volt batteries, which are being distributed in Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.

Fostoria residents can pick up batteries for their smoke detectors at the Fostoria Fire Division, 233 W. South St., anytime from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Lt. Fred Reinhart.

The city’s fire division received 1,050 batteries to distribute throughout the community, Reinhart said.

For more information, call the Fostoria Fire Division at 419-435-3206.