FDNY sounds alarm with $900K safety campaign

The FDNY unveiled its largest-ever educational smoke detector campaign Monday. Officials say the push comes after a deadly 2007 fire.Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and U.S.

THE BRONX - The FDNY unveiled its largest-ever educational smoke detector campaign Monday. Officials say the push comes after a deadly 2007 fire.

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and U.S. Rep. José Serrano announced the "Sound the Alarm" campaign at the Engine Company 68/Ladder Company 49 firehouse, located on Ogden Avenue. Officials say $900,000 will go toward print, radio, television and Internet awareness efforts.

Authorities stress that changing batteries in smoke detectors once a year could mean the difference between life and death. The campaign came about after nine family members died last year in a blaze at their Woodycrest Avenue home.

Serrano helped to secure program funding through a Department of Homeland Security grant.

Related information:

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 1 Word on the Street: Cardless ATMs
VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 2 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
People stood in solidarity and lit candles in 3 Candlelight vigil held for Tinton Ave. shooting victim
A 46-year-old man was shot in the chest 4 Police: Man shot dead after dispute in the Bronx; suspect in custody
5 VIDEO: Extended footage from NYPD Emergency Services Unit graduation

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE