Free smoke alarm batteries available at all Minneapolis fire stations

The end of Daylight-saving time is traditionally a time of year when people change the batteries in their home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 30, residents can pick up free 9-volt batteries at all Minneapolis fire stations so they can put new, fresh batteries in their home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (batteries are available on a first come, first-served basis). The batteries are courtesy of Energizer as part of the company’s “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery” program. Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m.

In addition to providing free batteries at all Minneapolis fire stations, the Minneapolis Fire Department and Energizer will host a fire safety event Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fire Hall & Museum, 664 22nd Ave. NE.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than one-third (38 percent) of all home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, while one-quarter (24 percent) resulted from fires in homes in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate.

Simple Home Fire Safety Tips:

For locations of Minneapolis fire stations visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/fire/stations/index.htm.

Published Oct 30, 2013

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