Partners Promote Awareness with Giveaway of Smoke Alarms

The Home Depot is partnering with Kidde, a manufacturer of fire safety products, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to donate 2,500 10-year sealed lithium battery smoke alarms to the Los Angeles County Fire Department on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The local donation is part of a nationwide giveaway of $1 million worth of smoke alarms, or 50,000 units.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials will accept the donation at a fire safety event hosted by The Home Depot, Kidde and NFPA at the Inglewood Home Depot store on Century Boulevard. Event activities include:

  • Donation ceremony for 2,500 smoke alarms to the Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Smoke alarm maintenance tips and fire escape plans from The Home Depot and Kidde experts, including information on the new Worry-Free line of sealed lithium battery smoke alarms
  • Fire safety workshop for children
  • Opportunity for children to color thank you cards for their local firefighters

In addition, Kidde and The Home Depot will make a $25,000 contribution to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s “Be a Hero, Save a Hero” initiative.  This contribution follows the launch of the public service campaign about this program, which urges homeowners to log on to and promise to ensure their home has enough up-to-date and working smoke alarms. The pledge also encourages families to create and practice a home fire escape plan.  For every pledge shared, Kidde will make another contribution to The Foundation and the nonprofit organization Help the Good Guys to provide assistance to injured firefighters and surviving families.

WHO: Spokespersons available for interviews during the event include representatives from The Home Depot, Kidde, and Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Tony Imbrenda.

WHERE: The Home Depot, 3363 Century Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90303

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 10:00 a.m.: Fire safety workshop begins; 11:00 a.m.: Smoke alarm presentation ceremony

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