Smoke alarm batteries giveaway before end of Daylight Saving

Published on 01 November 2018

(Miami, FL November 1, 2018) - As we turn the clocks back an hour, there's another important task we should complete: changing the batteries in smoke alarms to keep us safe year-round. The City of Miami Department of Solid Waste is making it easier for residents by giving away free 9-volt batteries.

Through this effort, the City is able to educate residents about fire safety and the importance of changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as we adjust our clocks this Sunday. Three out of five home-fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. Give your family the gift of safety and stop by your NET Office to pick up your batteries starting Friday, November 2, 2018.

The City of Miami has 36,000 Duracell 9-volt batteries, typically used for smoke detectors, to give away. This was made possible through a Keep America Beautiful grant received by the City’s Keep Miami Beautiful program.

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