Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

October 2011

As part of its continuing Operation Save-A-Life fire safety campaign, ABC 7 will team up with the Chicago Fire Department and Loyola University Health Systems to get the word out on a simple life-saving tip, "Change Your Clock, Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries." ABC 7's Operation Save-A-Life fire safety and education campaign is now in its 8th year.

On Friday, November 4 from 4-6:00 pm, the Chicago Fire Department's Fire and EMS companies will be in service at Chicago area transportation centers distributing awareness flyers and 10,000 smoke detector batteries donated by Energizer. By being a visible presence in the community, the Chicago Fire Department is hoping to reinforce the critical message that on Sunday, November 6th it's time to "Change Your Clock AND Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries," which is key to saving lives.

Replacing home smoke detector batteries is a small and easy step that can mean the difference between life and death. Fresh batteries are critical to insuring smoke detectors work when fire breaks out. Nonetheless, changing those batteries is something people forget to do more often than not.

Below is a listing of locations where firefighters will be stationed.
1st District
State and Lake -- Elevated Station
35th and State Street - Green Line
500 N. Canal -- Northwestern Station
Belmont and Sheffield, Red Line

2nd District
Howard and Paulina -- Red Line
Kimball and Lawrence -- Brown Line
Jefferson Park -- Blue Line
Logan Square/Belmont Kimball

4 the District
North and Damen -- Blue Line
Austin/Central & Lake-Green Line
Pulaski and Congress
Kedzie and Congress
26th and California

5th District
63rd and Ashland -- Green Line
55th and Dan Ryan -- Red Line
63rd and Cottage -- Green Line
59th and Stony Island -- Illinois Central Station

6th District
95th and Dan Ryan, Red Line
10300 Walden Parkway
10400 & Exchange
79th & South Chicago

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