The Dickson City Fire Department in Craig Morgan‘s hometown of Dickson, Tennessee was among the first group of fire departments to receive Kidde smoke alarms during Craig’s The Journey tour. The donations are part of Kidde’s “Be a Safety Hero” initiative, which highlights five simple steps to fire safety with support from Craig, who is a spokesperson.

Kidde will donate 5,000 of its new Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments at stops during Craig’s 2014 tour. The alarms will then be installed in homes in need throughout each community.

Craig said, “As a former first responder, I’ve seen the damage home fires can cause. Many home fire deaths are preventable, and I want to do what I can to help keep families safe.”

Craig previously worked as an emergency medical technician and assistant sheriff’s deputy in Dickson County.

In 2011, he put his EMT training to use and rescued two children from a burning house in his home state.

In addition to Dickson, fire departments in Buffalo, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Phoenix and San Diego will receive Kidde Worry-Free alarms. Additional departments will be added throughout the year as Craig crosses the country on tour.