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FDNY Reminds Everyone to Change the Batteries
in their Smoke and CO Alarms

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano speaks of the importance of changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when the clocks change for Daylight Saving Time. He's joined by Chief of Department Edward Kilduff; Hot Dog, the FDNY's Fire Safety mascot; and members of the FDNY's Marathon team.

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano speaks of the importance of changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when the clocks change for Daylight Saving Time. He's joined by Chief of Department Edward Kilduff; Hot Dog, the FDNY's Fire Safety mascot; and members of the FDNY's Marathon team.

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Chief of Department Edward Kilduff joined members of the FDNY's Marathon team at the FDNY Fire Zone on Nov. 4, to remind all New Yorkers to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors when they change their clocks for the end of Daylight Saving Time.

"We know smoke and CO detectors work," Commissioner Cassano said. "It's simple, easy to remember and will help keep your whole family be safer."

FDNY members from the Fire Safety Education Unit will be handing out more than 80,000 9-volt batteries - kindly donated by Duracell - and fire safety materials in all five boroughs of New York City on Nov. 4 and 5. (See full list)

"If everyone in New York City heard this message, the city would be a lot safer," said Chief Kilduff.

Chief of Department Edward Kilduff.

Chief of Department Edward Kilduff.

The FDNY members participating in the Marathon on Nov. 6 are competing in the 30th Annual Mayor's Cup against the NYPD. The FDNY has won 24 out of the last 29 Marathons (with the two teams not competing, instead running in solidarity, after 9/11), and has held the trophy for nine straight years.


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