'Checking the dates on a smoke alarm is important," said Fort Jackson Assistant Fire Chief Scott Dallman during an assembly at CC Pinckney Elementary School Nov. 4. 'They need to be changed every 10 years.' Dallman and Assistant Chief Peter Hanes passed out Fire Prevention awards to the students. Depending on the grade level, students had to create a poster or write an essay on this year's theme: 'Don't wait, Check the date.'