Kidde Joins North Carolina State Fire Officials to Celebrate Annual "Smoke Alarm Saturday"
The Home Depot stores across North Carolina to offer discounted Kidde Smoke Alarms, June 4-6
MEBANE, N.C., June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 5, North Carolina-based Kidde – a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, and safety accessories – and The Home Depot will join North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey in celebrating "Smoke Alarm Saturday." The annual event, held each year on the first Saturday in June, unites fire departments and fire safety partners across North Carolina in raising awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms and quality fire safety education. Kidde is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
The U.S. Fire Administration reports North Carolina has experienced more than 30 home fire deaths to date in 2021. Last year, the North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal reported that only three out of five homes in the state were equipped with working smoke alarms, and the state saw more than 100 home fire deaths that year alone. In response, Commissioner Causey sought to help reduce the number of fire deaths within the state through life-saving educational initiatives and resources like Smoke Alarm Saturday in partnership with companies like Kidde and The Home Depot.
In support of Smoke Alarm Saturday, Kidde is also activating its long-standing charitable donation program, Operation Save A Life, a public safety initiative designed to educate consumers on the dangers of fire and CO poisoning. On June 4, the day before Smoke Alarm Saturday, Kidde will donate more than 500 10-year smoke alarms to fire stations throughout the Piedmont Triad region, including High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, Jamestown and Mebane in collaboration with The Home Depot. Local fire stations will then distribute and install the alarms within communities in need.
To further support Smoke Alarm Saturday, every The Home Depot store in North Carolina will run a promotion on Kidde i9010 10-year smoke alarms ($14.88; regular price $19.97) from June 4-6.
"Kidde is a leader in the fire safety products industry and we recognize the importance of working in our communities to provide greater access to quality, working smoke alarms to help alert residents in the event of an emergency," said Sharon Cooksey, Fire Safety Educator for Kidde. "We are thrilled to support Smoke Alarm Saturday alongside The Home Depot and provide our fellow North Carolinians with the resources they need to stay safe year-round."
Kidde shares the following advice to help protect North Carolina residents from the dangers of smoke and fire:
For more smoke and CO safety tips, visit kidde.com.
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