FREE: Firefighters Museum Giving Away Smoke Detectors

Long Islanders are encouraged to change their smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries when they spring ahead this weekend.

In order to remind Long Islanders to spring ahead with fire safety this year, the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in conjunction with WABC-TV’s Operation 7 Save-a-Life campaign will be giving away free smoke detectors, donated by Kidde, on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Smoke detectors are limited to one per family with paid admission to the museum. The musuem is located at One Davis Ave. in Garden City.

The museum urges all residents to perform a check of the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in their homes to make sure they are properly installed and have a functioning battery.

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m.

“Using Daylight Saving Time is a great way to remind ourselves to change our detector batteries,” said John Murray, chief instructor of the Nassau County Firefighters Museum. “Sadly, we’ve seen cases of Long Islanders who have died from not having a working smoke detector and CO poisoning over the years. A CO detector and smoke alarm are basic safety devices that cost very little, but can make a huge difference when it comes to saving lives.”

Museum admission: adults $5 and children $4. Call 572-4177 for further information.

Submitted by the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center.


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