(WBNG) — The Johnson City Fire Department would like to remind the community about an upcoming change to smoke detector laws in New York.
According to the department’s website, all smoke detectors sold in New York State after April 1, 2019 are required to be powered by a 10-year, sealed, non-removable battery, or hardwired to the home.
The fire department says homeowners and landlords need to upgrade their smoke detectors before selling or renting homes and apartments in the state.
In addition to this, the Johnson City Fire Department encourages all individuals test their smoke alarms at least twice a year, using the button on the front of the unit.
For more information, go the Johnson City Fire Department’s website by clicking here.