NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A first-of-its-kind fire-safety push in New York City focuses on homes in areas battered by Superstorm Sandy.
The Fire Department announced the initiative Monday. FDNY representatives will visit homes in Sandy-damaged areas to assess fire safety and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.READ MORE: NYC Board Approves Rent Increase For Rent Stabilized Apartments
The program targets people over 69. That age group represents 17 percent of the city population, but 43 percent of people who died in fires in the city last year.