On Saturday, October 5, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and the FDNY Foundation will kick off Fire is Everyone’s Fight – Get Alarmed NYC, a fire safety campaign to increase the number of New York households with working smoke alarms. The community is invited to learn more about the campaign and the work of the FDNY at Open House events on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday October 6 when the public will have the opportunity to meet their neighborhood Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics.
Fire is Everyone’s Fight – Get Alarmed NYC is funded, in part, by FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. With Federal funding, the FDNY will target vulnerable household for smoke alarm installations and intensify alarm awareness messaging citywide. The Campaign is a continuation of Get Alarmed NYC, the nation’s largest and most successful smoke alarm, which has installed and distributed over 100,000 alarms since its inception in 2015.
Commissioner Nigro reaffirmed the FDNY’s commitment. “The message cannot be simpler: smoke alarms save lives. The FDNY is committed – more than ever – to doing everything we can to protect New Yorkers, and that begins by making certain our residents have the first line of protection against fire and deadly carbon monoxide gas.”
New Yorkers are encouraged to visit their neighborhood Firehouse or EMS station during Open House Weekend. FDNY members will offer fire and life safety education, gives demonstrations and tours of FDNY Engines, Ladder Trucks and Ambulances and be on hand to discuss careers within the Department. For more information and to find an Open House near you visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/fdny/connect/calendar/calendar.page which includes an interactive map of Open House locations.