Created: October 03, 2019 10:03 PM
(WHEC) — The Firemen's Association of the State New York (FASNY) urged people to check their smoke detectors in a message to the state on Thursday.
According to the Federal U.S. Fire Administration, New York leads the country with 87 civilian fire deaths so far in 2019. FASNY says three of every five home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm.
FASNY gave these tips on maintaining a proper smoke alarm system:
Fire prevention week starts on Sunday.
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