Free Smoke Detectors During Fire Prevention Month

October 16, 2010 Updated Oct 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM EDT

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Free Smoke Detectors During Fire Prevention Month

October 16, 2010 Updated Oct 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - In recognition of fire prevention month, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield will be passing out smoke detectors and batteries at three scheduled open houses throughout Buffalo today and Saturday October 30th.

City of Buffalo residents who attend one of the open houses can receive a free smoke detector (while supplies last, first come, first served). Roughly 70 percent of the home fire deaths are a result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms. The Buffalo Fire Department "open house" schedule is as follows:

Saturday October 16:
1. Engine 3, 609 Broadway at Monroe (1pm -2:30pm)
2. Engine 28, 1174 Lovejoy at Gold (2pm-3:30pm)
3. Engine 23, 3226 Bailey at Hewitt (3pm-4:30pm)

Saturday October 30:
1. Engine 4, 939 Abbott at Hollywood (10am-11:30am)
2. Engine 2, 376 Virginia at Elmwood (11am-12:30pm)
3. Engine 26, 703 Tonawanda at Progressive (12pm-1:30pm)

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