Cape Wide News for Friday November 2nd, 2012
Shots fired in Hyannis
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are on the scene of a report of shots fired on Spring Street. It does not appear anyone was hit by the gunfire. Officers are looking for a car reportedly seen leaving the area. We'll bring you further details as we get them from Barnstable Police
Wellfleet Fire offers free batteries for smoke alarms
WELLFLEET - As we approach the date to change our clocks on Sunday, November 4, the Wellfleet Fire Department reminds you to make another important change that could save your lives – changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Again this year, the Wellfleet Fire Department has joined forces with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for the 25th year of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery campaign.
In cooperation with the Wellfleet Senior Center, the Fire Department is offering Wellfleet households free 9-volt batteries, courtesy of Energizer. Batteries are available at either the Senior Center or the Fire Department between 8 AM and 4 PM. Anyone wanting to receive free batteries may bring their old batteries in for a one-for-one exchange. There is a limited supply of batteries to be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can also bring your smoke or CO alarms to the either location to have the batteries changed for you by Fire Department or Senior Center staff. If you can’t reach your smoke alarms safely, let the Senior Center or the Fire Department know. We’ll send someone to your home and replace the batteries for you.
Non-working smoke and CO alarms don’t give you the protection these devices are designed to provide. The most common cause of non-working alarms is dead or missing batteries. The Wellfleet Fire Department urges you to adopt the simple, lifesaving habit of changing smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries every fall as you change your clocks back to Standard Time, this year on Sunday, November 4.
Media release furnished by Wellfleet Fire
Brewster reminds you change your clock, change your batteries
BREWSTER - The Brewster Fire Department has a simple, yet powerful reminder for all residents of our Town and the surrounding communities. In the next several days we will be changing our clocks for daylight-saving time. Our department is requesting a very simple solution to improve the life safety of your family and assist us in reducing fire related fatalities, injuries, and property damage from occurring within your homes. We ask you to take this opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors as we move into the colder winter months which is typically a peak period for fire incidents. Statistically, almost 66% of home fire deaths in the United States occur in private homes with no working smoke detectors. In consideration of these known facts we urge you to keep your family safe by changing your smoke detector and carbon monoxide batteries when you change your clocks. Anyone seeking further information regarding this public safety message may call the Brewster Fire Department at 508-896-7018 for assistance.
Media release furnished by Brewster Fire
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