"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 and the devastation they create is a perfect example. And when the prevention is as easy as installing and maintaining smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, it becomes even more tragic.
Daylight Savings is Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. -- Remember "spring ahead, fall back." In concert with the nationwide campaign Change Your Clocks -- Change Your Batteries, 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.
Thanks to a generous donation by the Rotary Club of New Canaan, fire fighters will again be offering free batteries to New Canaan residents (three per household, please) at fire headquarters on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 9. 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.