Following the tragic death of Renee Chong and her children in a house fire in Rosedale, City Councilmember Leroy Comrie is making fire safety a priority. The Councilmember is urging people to review their family fire safety plans.
Comrie joined New York City Fire Safety Education Unit at Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer train station to hand out free batteries for smoke detectors on Tuesday, October 30. Comrie used the opportunity to tell those in attendance to review their fire safety plan with their families.
After expressing his condolences over the loss, he spoke to residents about fire safety.
“In the aftermath of the [Renee Chong house fire] tragedy, I want to remind everyone that they should use this time to review personal fire safety plans with their families, particularly in households with young children. As we approach the winter days and holiday season, many of us will seeks to keep our homes warm with electric heaters and decorate our Christmas trees with electric lights. It is why we should take greater safety precautions and discuss emergency procedures with our loved ones,” he said.
Comrie issued several tips courtesy of the U.S. Fire Administration’s Fire Safety Campaign:
For more information, log on to www.usfaparents.gov.