The holidays are a great time to keep home safety top of mind. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), between 2005 and 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires that began with Christmas trees.
To help families protect themselves from the dangers of holiday home fires, The Home Depot is partnering with Kidde – the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products – and the NFPA to donate 2,500 Kidde battery-operated smoke alarms powered by 10-year Lithium Ion batteries to a local fire department on Saturday, December 1.
The local donation is part of a nationwide giveaway of $1 million worth of smoke alarms, or 50,000 units, and the “Be a Hero, Save a Hero” initiative taking place at Home Depot stores across the country that same day.
Local fire department officials will be on-hand to accept the donation at your local Home Depot store from 10-12 p.m. on December 1. Event activities include:
+ Donation ceremony for 2,500 smoke alarms to a local fire department at 11 a.m.
+ Smoke alarm maintenance tips and fire escape plans from The Home Depot and Kidde experts
+ Kids workshop at 10 a.m.
+ Opportunity for children to write thank you letters for their local firefighters
+ Kidde will share information on their Be a Hero, Save a Hero campaign
Make sure you call to confirm the event will be held at your local Home Depot. We’ll be attending this event at the Home Depot in Inglewood this weekend and hope you do to.