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  • Tell Me Why?

    As I change my desk calendar to reflect the New Year, I have come to appreciate every day I am alive… more than you will ever know. It’s been just over two years since I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s B-Cell Lymphoma. To tell you that my life as a firefighter has changed is an understatement.… Read More

  • New smoke detectors 10-years

    ALBANY >> The familiar reminder to “change you clocks, change your batteries” twice a year is about to become a thing of the past. Starting just over 12 months from now, New York state will require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices… Read More

  • New York to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries

    ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York state will soon require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices continue to work even if the owner fails to check on them. The mandate, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night, will… Read More

  • NY to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries

    ALBANY — New York state will soon require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices continue to work even if the owner fails to check on them. The mandate, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night, will prohibit the sale… Read More

  • New York to require smoke detectors with 10-year batteries

    ALBANY, N.Y. – (AP) — New York state will soon require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices continue to work even if the owner fails to check on them. The mandate, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night, will… Read More

  • FASNY Applauds Governor Cuomo For Signing Smoke Alarm Bill

    Albany, NY – December 29, 2015 – The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) today issued the following statement after Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that will help prevent future home fire deaths in New York State. The bill, A03057-A / S02696-A, was sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D.… Read More

  • Smoke detector batteries to be regulated by law

    ALBANY >> New York state will soon require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices continue to work even if the owner fails to check on them. The mandate, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night, will prohibit the sale… Read More

  • Smoke detectors in NY must have 10-year, nonremovable batteries starting in 2017

    ALBANY >> The familiar reminder to “change you clocks, change your batteries” twice a year is about to become a thing of the past. Starting just over 12 months from now, New York state will require all new smoke detectors to contain 10-year, nonremovable batteries in a move to discourage tampering and ensure the devices… Read More

  • Smoke-detector bill shows how Albany really works

    ALBANY – Like so many of the other 14,672 bills introduced in the State Legislature this year, Assembly bill number A3057a fell largely below most people’s attention levels. Yet, behind the scenes, an often furious lobbying effort raged over a simple device that often costs less than $20: a smoke detector. Lobbying the bill were… Read More

  • New State Smoke Detector Law In Memory Of 8-Year-Old Boy

    PENFIELD, N.Y. — On Jan. 20, 2014, tragedy struck in Penfield, but out of that came a new New York state law that may one day save lives. Eight-year-old Tyler Doohan was one of three people stuck inside a burning mobile home. He initially got out safely, helping six other family members escape, but went back… Read More

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