FDNY urges New Yorkers to check alarm batteries as clocks roll back for daylight saving

As New Yorkers set back their clocks for daylight saving time this weekend, the FDNY is reminding people to make sure the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2020, 2:01 AM

Updated 1,304 days ago

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As New Yorkers set back their clocks for daylight saving time this weekend, the FDNY is reminding people to make sure the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning.
The FDNY set up an informational table on White Plains Road on Saturday to spread the word about alarm batteries and to talk about fire safety. They are urging families to get together and create a fire plan, so that everyone knows what to do and where to go in case of a fire.
The FDNY says having a working smoke detector can give you life-saving moments to escape when a fire erupts.
Earlier this week, a 5-year-old boy was killed when a fire sparked in his Melrose home. It was later determined that there were no working smoke detectors in the apartment.
To help keep families safe, the Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them with the help of local volunteers, including retired firefighters and other partners.


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