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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 am

The Fire Department, elected officials and community leaders have responded to a rash of recent fires in Northeast Queens over the last two weeks by beginning a fire safety awareness campaign in Fresh Meadows.

The effort will help more residents become aware of the dangers associated with residential fires and ensure that more homes have working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

The FDNY Fire Education Unit will be providing fire safety information and smoke detectors to the community free of charge at Assemblywoman Nily Rozic’s (D-Fresh Meadows) Fire Safety Awareness Day on April 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at her district office, 159-16 Union Turnpike, suite 210, in Flushing.

Volunteer teams will be canvassing the community throughout the week with additional home fire safety tips and information.

On Monday, April 29, the FDNY will also have its Mobile Fire Safety Experience from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PS 173 in Fresh Meadows to teach children and families about fire safety.

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