Thursday, October 22, 2015


Free Installation Program for
 Free Smoke Alarms/Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Sunday, October 25th, and Thursday, October 29th

To help New York City residents keep safe, combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are being handed out for free on a "first-come, first-served" basis at several locations around the city. When you receive the alarm, submit a request to have it installed in your home.

Combination alarms are a necessity because a carbon monoxide (CO) detector can't detect smoke, and a smoke alarm can't detect carbon monoxide. CO is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating. CO poisoning can lead to death.

By law (passed in April 2014), all new and replacement alarms installed must use a non-removable, non-replaceable battery that lasts a minimum of ten years. Alarms must make an audible sound that indicates that the battery--and, therefore, the alarm--is dying.

Alarm giveaway locations closest to Kensington and Windsor Terrace:

Sunday, October 25th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Engine 255/Ladder 157 station house
1367 Rogers Avenue
between Foster Avenue and Farragut Road

Thursday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Corner of 53rd Street and 13th Avenue

Thursday, October 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Corner of Avenue J and East 16th Street