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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY AND FDNY FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO REMIND
NEW YORKERS TO CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES
WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS

The New York City Fire Department and its non-profit arm, the FDNY Foundation, will partner with the Hilton Times Square tomorrow to remind all New Yorkers the importance of changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks this Sunday for Daylight Saving Time.

The FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit will be distributing 1,000 batteries and fire safety materials tomorrow to encourage residents to properly maintain these life-saving devices.

A working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector is a simple way to help protect you and your family. These devices can be purchased for only a few dollars but provide that extra few minutes that can mean the difference between life and death. Known as the “silent killer,” carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating gas that kills approximately 1,500 people across the country each year.

WHO:

FDNY firefighters and Fire Safety Education Unit, FDNY Foundation and Hot Dog, the FDNY’s mascot

WHAT:

Change Your Clocks; Change Your Batteries fire safety event

WHERE:

Hilton Times Square – 234 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues

WHEN:

Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 11:00 a.m.

 

 


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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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