FDNY distributing batteries and electric candles all weekend

March 6, 2015 Editorial Staff
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FDNY reminds all New Yorkers to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks for the end of Daylight Saving Time. To promote this effort, the Department produced a new Public Safety Announcement video that is available online at:

Throughout the weekend, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to interact with the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit and to learn potentially life-saving lessons in fire safety.

“A working smoke detector is vital to escaping and surviving a fire,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Every year, in the vast majority of fire-related deaths in New York City there is no working smoke detector present –this simple device gives New Yorkers the critical moments needed to escape their homes in the event of a fire.”

As part of this semi-annual outreach effort, members of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Team are distributing 30,000 batteries, along with electronic candles and fire safety literature in multiple languages, at 27 transportation hubs and shopping centers throughout the five boroughs. The batteries were generously donated to the FDNY Foundation by Duracell.

Below, please find the locations and times for FDNY Fire Safety Education events – where they will be distributing educational materials as well as smoke alarms and batteries – taking place during the upcoming weekend.

Friday, March 6, 2015: All events will be held 4-6 p.m.

Bronx                                    

149th Street- Grand Concourse Station

Brooklyn                               

Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Terminal at Stillwell Avenue & Mermaid Avenue

Broadway Junction Complex at Jamaica Avenue & Fulton Street

Crown Heights-Utica Avenue Station at Utica Avenue & Eastern Parkway

Manhattan                           

West 168th Street & Broadway Station

West 125th Street & Broadway Station

Union Square Station at 14th Street & Broadway

 Queens                                   

61st Street-Woodside Station at 61st Street & Roosevelt Avenue

Jamaica Centre-Parsons/Archer Station

 Staten Island                         

St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal at 1 Bay Street

Saturday, March 7, 2015: All events will be held 12-4 p.m.

Bronx:

Kmart at 1998 Bruckner Boulevard

Target at 40 West 225th Street

Brooklyn

Target at 139 Flatbush Avenue

Manhattan                            

Target at 517 East 117th Street

Queens                                   

Target at 40-24 College Point Boulevard

Queens Center Mall at JC Penney Wing Level I 90-15 Queens Boulevard

Staten Island                         

Target at 2900 Veterans Road West

Sunday, March 8, 2015: All events will be held 12-4 p.m.

Brooklyn

Lee Avenue at Williamsburg Street East

13th Avenue at 53rd Street

Avenue L. at Coney Island Avenue

 

 


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