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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 1, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY REMINDS NEW YORKERS TO CHANGE THE BATTERIES IN THEIR SMOKE DETECTORS WHEN THEY CHANGE THEIR CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND

The FDNY is reminding New Yorkers to check and change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks this weekend for the end of Daylight Saving Time.

"With large portions of our city experiencing power outages, and hundreds of homes damaged by fire, we are reminding all New Yorkers to please check to make sure they have a working smoke and carbon monoxide detector in their home this weekend, when they adjust their clocks for Daylight Saving Time," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. "A working smoke and carbon monoxide detector is the best way to keep your family safe and alert you to a dangerous and potentially deadly situation in your home.

Throughout the weekend, at locations in all five boroughs, members of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit will be distributing a limited number of batteries, along with fire safety information in ten different languages.

Below, please find additional locations and times the FDNY will be distributing batteries and fire safety information throughout the weekend.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2:

QUEENS:
Queens Center Mall : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jamaica Centre Parsons/Archer Train Station: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

MANHATTAN:
168th St and Broadway: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

BROOKLYN:
Kings Plaza Mall: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Stillwell Ave and Mermaid Ave: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Jamaica Ave and Fulton Ave: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lee Ave and Williamsburg St East: 12 p.m. - 3p.m.
13th Ave and 53rd Street: 12 p.m. - 3p.m
Ave L and Coney Island Ave: 12 p.m. - 3p.m

STATEN ISLAND:
Staten Island Ferry at Bay St 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

BRONX:
East 161st St and River Ave: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3:

STATEN ISLAND:
Costco at Richmond Ave: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MANHATTAN:
350 West 125th St between St Nicholas Ave and Morningside Ave: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

BROOKLYN:
Flatbush Ave and Church Ave: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Kings Plaza: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bergen Beach Sports Complex: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

BRONX:
4143 Third Ave: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
430 East Fordham Rd: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Frank Dwyer, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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