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

Data analytics and emerging technologies take center stage at NFPA’s Conference and Expo in Las Vegas

At the recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, keynote presentations, General Session, educational…

NFPA launches Fire Protection Engineering Support Fund at Oklahoma State University, University of Maryland and Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards, has created…

NFPA member section official inspires legislative move to address firefighter cancer cases

By nfpa@jiveon.com Brian McQueen, a director on the NFPA Education Section, was featured last week in an article published in…