NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hoping to save lives, the city is giving out 100,000 free smoke alarms.President Joe Biden Visits New Jersey To Push Infrastructure Plan, Including Portal Bridge Construction
Mayor Bill de Blasio said those who are poor need them most.
“Smoke alarms are not a luxury,” he said Monday. “They are a necessity.”READ MORE: NYPD Officers Testify As Judicial Inquiry Into 2014 Death Of Eric Garner Gets Underway
The city was spurred to act after a March fire in Midwood, Brooklyn, killed seven children. Fire safety product company Kidde is donating 50,000 alarms, and the Red Cross will help install them.
“I can put this in my back area, because I have one in the front but I don’t have one in the back area,” said a woman who picked up an alarm at the Flatbush firehouse Monday.
“I can sleep in peace,” said a man who also received an alarm.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Micah Beals Charged With Criminal Mischief In George Floyd Statue Vandalism
New Yorkers who are interested in receiving a free smoke detector should call 311.