By Kat Stelly Times-Picayune (New Orleans) Copyright 2006 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company
October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Marrero Estelle Volunteer Fire Company is again participating in the "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" program.
"Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" is a national initiative that, for the past 14 years, has encouraged people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time that they change their clocks back an hour to standard time.
Local residents can pick up 9-volt smoke detector batteries at no charge at the fire station Saturday and Sunday. The fire station is at 2248 Barataria Blvd., just before Ehret Road. There is a limit of three free batteries per household.
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