New Smoke Detector Law Goes Into Effect In New York StateAll new or replacement smoke detectors sold in the state must either be powered by a non-removable battery good for at least 10 years or be made to be hard-wired to buildings.
NY State To Require Smoke Detectors With 10-Year BatteriesGov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measures into law Monday mandating the change.
Tri-State Area Ready To Fall Back An HourThe time will move back one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday.
FDNY Firefighter Starts Company To Encourage People To Check Smoke DetectorsFirefighter Brian Mullin of the FDNY sees the consequences of not checking smoke detectors firsthand.
Spring Forward For Daylight Saving Time This WeekendDaylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, but make sure to turn the clock ahead before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid getting up late.
Seen At 11: New 'Smart' Smoke Detectors Could Save More LivesTwo-thirds of all fatal fires happen in homes that don't have working smoke alarms, many disabled by homeowners themselves.
In Wake Of Recent Tragedies, FDNY Reminds New Yorkers To Focus On Fire SafetyFive people have been killed in house fires this week, according to the FDNY. All of those victims could have gotten out alive.
1 Dead, 1 Injured In Queens Village FireOne person was killed, and another injured, when a fire broke out in an apartment building in Queens Sunday afternoon.
Seen At 11: Alarming New Study Could Change The Way You Look At Smoke DetectorsWhat would happen if a fire broke out in your home? Fire alarms save lives, but they may not be as effective as many people think they are, according to a new study.
Nassau Firefighters Museum Gives Out Free Smoke DetectorsYou may not know it, but the newest generation of smoke detectors do not need their batteries changed; you keep them for 10 years and then toss them.
Rockland County Residents Neglecting Smoke DetectorsIt's a wake up call for us all, the disturbing trend in Rockland County.
Spring Forward This Weekend For Daylight Saving TimeAt 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time, that harbinger of spring, arrives with the promise of longer, light-filled days well into the evening.
Tragic Stamford Fire Looms Over Spring Forward WeekendThe Christmas day fire that killed three children and two of their grandparents in Stamford looms over this year's 'spring forward' reminder to change smoke detector batteries.
Conn. Lawmakers Eye Action To Prevent Future Fire TragediesAfter the Christmas day fire in Stamford that claimed five lives, Connecticut lawmakers are taking legislative action designed to prevent future tragedies.
Landlord: South Plainfield Home Had Smoke DetectorsWhile authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fast-moving blaze, the owner of the home, Gerado Avalos, said he inspected the home in October and all the detectors were operable.