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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 29, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO CHANGE THEIR SMOKE ALARM
BATTERIES WHEN THEY CHANGE THEIR CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND

The Fire Safety Education Unit will be on hand at the Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer Train Station, the Ridgewood Memorial Triangle Train Station and the Train Station at Ditmas Boulevard and 31st Street 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 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.

Throughout this week, 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.

WHO:

Members of the FDNY’s Fire Safety Education Unit

WHAT:

Reminder to change your batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors”

WHERE:

Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer Train Station
Ridgewood Memorial Triangle-Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Avenue
Corner of Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

*** Photo Op

****A list of fire safety events scheduled for this week is below****

Borough of Queens

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Hours:  4pm - 6pm


Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer Train Station

Ridgewood Mémorial Triangle - Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Avenue

Corner of Ditmas Boulevard and 31st Street

Borough of Staten Island

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Hours: 3pm - 5pm

Staten Island Ferry - St. George Station

Staten Island Mall - 2655 Richmond Avenue - Center Stage Court

Pathmark Shopping Center -1351 Forest Avenue

Borough of Brooklyn

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Hours: See each location for hours of distribution

Coney Island Terminal – Corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues
Hours: 4pm-6pm

Broadway (East New York) Junction Complex - Jamaica Avenue/Fulton Street
Hours: 4pm - 6pm

Corner of 45th Street and 13th Avenue-Boro Park
Hours: 12noon - 2pm

Corner of 86th Street and 5th Avenue
Hours: 12noon-2pm

Corner of Bay Ridge Parkway and 5th Avenue
Hours: 12noon-2pm

Corner of Manhattan Avenue and Calyer Street
Hours: 12noon-2pm

Borough of Manhattan

Friday, November 2, 2007
Hours:  See each location for hours of distribution

168th Street and Broadway Train Station
Hours: 4pm - 6pm

Corner of 350 W125th Street
Hours: 12noon - 2pm

Union Square Park -14th Street and Broadway
Hours: 3pm - 5pm

Borough of the Bronx

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Hours: 12noon - 2pm

Fordham Plaza - 430 East Fordham Road

149th Street and Grand Concourse IRT

Masjid Makki Fallah - 115 East 168th Street


Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Seth E. Andrews, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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