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SEPA Reminds You: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm

Who: Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes CEO of the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania, Commissioner Lloyd Ayers of the Philadelphia Fire Department, Councilman Curtis Jones, Red Cross volunteers, and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division

What: “Change Your Clock – Change Your Smoke Alarm” National Fire Safety Educational Campaign. Event will be followed by a door-to-door fire safety walkthrough and installation of smoke alarms inside some homes.

When: Friday March 8th at 10:30 a.m.

Where: West Oak Lane Senior Center, 7210-18, Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania joins forces with the Philadelphia Fire Department to promote the “Change Your Clock – Change Your Smoke Alarm” campaign. In January of this year a new smoke detector law went into effect in the city of Philadelphia. Under the new law, residents must have 10-year non removable lithium battery powered smoke alarms. Judge Hughes and Commissioner Ayers will encourage Philadelphia residents to change their smoke alarms when they move their clocks forward one hour for daylight saving time. After the event, Red Cross volunteers will hand out fire safety kits and fire department officials will install smoke alarms throughout the neighborhood.

The generosity of PECO helps make the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania fire safety walkthrough program possible.

Visuals will include Judge Hughes and Commissioner Ayers speaking to Philadelphia residents, installing a smoke alarm at a nearby home and volunteers going door-to-door to hand out fire safety information during the fire safety walkthrough.

About the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania:

The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross is not a government agency. All Red Cross assistance is free of charge. Financial contributions are always welcomed and needed.