Translation

NY State legislature passes bill requiring all battery-operated smoke alarms include non-removable,10-year batteries

title

By Susan McKelvey

The bill, which is now pending Governor Cuomo’s signature, prompted applause from Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) President Robert McConville. “As firefighters, we frequently encounter the horrific effects of fires in homes without working smoke alarms,” McConville said. “This bill makes New York State a safer place and will undoubtedly go a long way toward preventing future home fire deaths. We look forward to working with the Governor in the coming weeks to see this bill become law.”

NFPA requires a smoke alarm in each bedroom, near all sleeping areas and on every level of the home, including the basement, and smoke alarms should be tested monthly. For more information on smoke alarm safety, visit www.nfpa.org/smokealarms.

Source:: NFPA – Safety Information


Related Articles

Dual purpose: Firefighter doubles as a homebuilder who embraces home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Firefighter and homebuilder Kevin Fitzpatrick (center) cost-effectively sprinklered his parents’ new home in Alsip, Illinois. One…

Toronto public educator is named NFPA 2018 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

By nfpa@jiveon.com Denise Hynes, public educator for Toronto Fire Services, has been named the 2018 Fire and Life Safety Educator…

Enhance your Fire Prevention Week presentations with ready-to-use NFPA mini-lesson

By nfpa@jiveon.com This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out™” emphasizes the importance of home…