As residents prepare to turn their clocks ahead this weekend, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and city leaders are urging them to check the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Springfield Department of Elder Affairs will provide, free of charge, smoke detectors to any qualifying senior and, while supplies last, a carbon monoxide detector as well.
The program is funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
In a release sent to CBS 3 Springfield, Mayor Domenic Sarno said, "This is a terrific program that enhances public safety in the city of Springfield, which helps to prevent needless tragedy from occurring in our community."
If anyone is interested in applying for the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector installation, you can call Springfield's 311 call center for an appointment by calling 311 from a land line within the city or by dialing 413-736-3111 from outside Springfield or from a cell phone.
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