NORWALK, Conn. -- On this first day of spring, the Norwalk Fire Department is offering safety reminders to residents to help save lives in an emergency.
- Check and replace batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. If an alarm is more than 10 years old, it is time to replace it.
- Restock emergency kits with a flashlight, battery operated or windup AM/FM/NOAA weather radio, a manual can opener, first aid kit, cash, non-perishable food and water.
- Review emergency plans with family members and make sure all contact numbers are updated. Make sure to have a written copy of phone numbers that are stored in mobile devices.
- Add or update your contact information in the City’s Notify Norwalk System. Residents and business owners can add phone, cell, text and email addresses to the secure database in order to be notified of local or citywide emergencies. Log on to www.norwalkct.org and click on the emergency notification link on the left.
“The community is the most important member of the City’s emergency management team,” Fire Chief Denis McCarthy said in a statement. “the Norwalk Fire Department encourages everyone to take a few minutes to test their smoke alarms, check their emergency supply kits and talk through what your family would do during an emergency.”