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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 2, 2004

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA
REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO CHANGE THEIR
SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERIES AS THEY
CHANGE THEIR CLOCKS

New York City Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today reminded all New Yorkers that as they change their clocks back to Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, April 4th, they should also replace the batteries in their smoke detectors.

“A smoke detector can provide that extra few minutes that may make the difference between life and death,” said Commissioner Scoppetta. “I urge everyone to take the time this weekend to check the smoke detectors in your home and to change the batteries. A smoke detector can help save your life, but only if it’s working properly.”

Smoke detectors can be purchased for only a few dollars and can be easily installed by using small hand tools. At least one smoke detector should be placed on each floor of your home and it is highly recommended that additional detectors be placed in the kitchen and in sleeping areas.

SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Virginia Lam (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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