Reminder: Time to Change Smoke Alarm Batteries


The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is reminding homeowners and renters to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors at least once a year to ensure they are working properly.
Last year, a new carbon monoxide detector law called “Amanda’s Law” went into effect.
It requires that homes have a CO detector installed, regardless of the date of construction or sale.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, every year, approximately 2,600 Americans die in home fires.
Over half of these deaths (52%) occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when residents are typically sleeping.
The risk of dying from a fire in a home without working smoke alarms is twice as high as in a home with working smoke alarms.

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