Kidde Fire Safety announced today its participation in the 7th Annual Operation Save a Life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Operation Save a Life is sponsored by Kidde, ABC7, local fire departments and The Home Depot. As part of the event, Kidde will donate 3,000 smoke alarms with sealed, 10-year batteries and 300 carbon monoxide alarms to Bay Area fire departments. 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 are injured or killed in home fires but many could be prevented 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 the 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.”
Kidde and Operation Save a Life are working with ABC7’s PrepareNorCal campaign. PrepareNorCal 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 Northern California’s most vulnerable communities.
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