Free batteries (three per household) will be made available at the Fire Department’s Main Street headquarters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to Fire Marshal Fred Baker.
The giveaway, part of a nationwide “Change Your Clocks—Change Your Batteries” campaign (daylight savings starts at 2 a.m. Sunday), is the result of a generous donation from New Canaan Firefighters, Local 3224 as well as the Rotary Club of New Canaan, he said.
“The New Canaan Fire Department and the Rotary Club of New Canaan also want to remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO alarms,” Baker said in a press release.
He continued: “ ‘There is no greater tragedy than one that could have been prevented’—I can’t take credit for this statement, however, I could not agree more and the tragedy of home fires with the devastation they create is a perfect example.”
Residents who are unable to change their own batteries due to age or disability may call fire headquarters at 203-594-3140 to arrange for fire fighters to come to your residence for assistance. If anyone has any questions or concerns about smoke detector or carbon monoxide detectors or other fire safety topics, pleased contact the New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office at 203-594-3030.