Kidde Fire Safety announced today that it will again work with ABC7, local fire departments, The Home Depot and the American Red Cross for the sixth annual Operation Save a Life in Los Angeles County. As part of the event, Kidde will donate 5,000 smoke alarms with sealed, 10-year batteries and 450 carbon monoxide alarms to Los Angeles county fire departments. The event will take place on Oct. 15, 2016 in Compton, California. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Every year, thousands of people suffer from life-threatening injuries and deaths in home fires but many of these are preventable with the proper installation of a working smoke alarm. The mission of Operation Save a Life is to reduce fire fatalities in the community through education and smoke alarm assistance. Local fire departments will deliver and install smoke alarms in homes of low income, elderly and other residents at risk in their respective communities.
“Kidde is a world leader in the fire safety products industry,” said Sharon Cooksey, communications manager, Kidde. “And we recognize that with leadership comes a responsibility to the communities we serve. That’s why we actively give back through charitable programs like Operation Save a Life.”
Operation Save a Life is partnered with ABC7 and the American Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal campaign. PrepareSoCal is a multi-region campaign designed to address the needs of individuals and families to prepare for disasters, small and large, by providing tips, tools, and training, and to promote community resiliency with a focus on Southern California’s most vulnerable communities.
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