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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA REMINDS NEW YORKERS
TO CHANGE THEIR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES
WHEN THEY CHANGE THEIR CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, the Fire Safety Education Unit and FDNY Foundation will be on hand at the Tourneau TimeMachine tomorrow to remind New Yorkers to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks back to Eastern Standard Time this Sunday.

The FDNY and the FDNY Foundation, in partnership with Tourneau, organized the event as part of the Fire Department’s annual “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” campaign. The FDNY Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports major FDNY initiatives including training, equipment and education.

FDNY personnel will be distributing batteries for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as some helpful hints on how to stay safe. Fire prevention experts all agree that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors save lives. However, they must be working properly and inspected regularly. It is one of the simplest ways to protect you and your family from the potential dangers of fire.

Commissioner Scoppetta also will join a group of New York City’s female firefighters to remind potential FDNY applicants that the deadline to file for the firefighter exam is Friday, November 3.

WHO:

Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Foundation Executive Director Christine Birkenstock, Vice President of Tourneau Richard Gellman and members of the Fire Safety Education Unit

WHAT:

Reminder to change your batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors

WHERE:

Tourneau TimeMachine, 12 E. 57th St., Manhattan

WHEN:

Saturday, October 28, at 11 a.m.

 

**Photo-Op

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Tony Sclafani, FDNY (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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