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Free Smoke Detectors For Fire Prevention Month

12:19 AM, Oct 17, 2010   |    comments
Mayor Byron Brown helps Families by Promoting Fire Prevention.
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BUFFALO, NY - Free smoke detectors are available from the City of Buffalo this month to help save lives and recognize National Fire Prevention Month.

Various Buffalo Fire Department firehouses held open houses Saturday to announce the importance of fire safety and prevention. Mayor Byron Brown and Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield helped distribute the smoke detectors.

Roughly 70 percent of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

If you missed the fire department open houses and free smoke detectors,  you can still visit a couple of sites again on Saturday, October 30th. The schedule is as follows:

Engine 4, 939 Abbott at Hollywood from 10 am - 11:30 am.

Engine 2, 376 Virginia at Elmwood from 11 am - 12:30 pm.

Engine 26, 703 Tonawanda at Progressive from 12 pm - 1:30 pm.

City residents are also encouraged to check their smoke detectors and change their batteries when they set their clocks back for daylight savings time on November 1st at 2 a.m.

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