Thursday, February 13, 2014

Guess Which Company Is Donating Free Smoke Detectors To Indianapolis Fire Department

A little more than a week ago I mentioned to you a proposed new city ordinance drafted by a lobbyist for Kidde, a leading manufacturer and distributor of smoke alarms, that seemed to mandate use of a particular type of smoke detector sold by Kidde. This week, Kidde issued a press release about smoke alarms it is donating to a handful of fire departments across the country. Not surprisingly, Indianapolis is among the recipients. From the press release:
Craig Morgan, one of country music’s best-loved artists, along with the Tennessee State Division of Fire Prevention, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Kidde Fire Safety, announced today the first group of fire departments to receive Kidde smoke alarms during the singer’s VA Mortgage Leader Presents Craig Morgan The Journey Tour. The donations are part of Kidde’s “Be a Safety Hero” initiative, which highlights five simple steps to fire safety with support from Morgan, who is a spokesperson. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp . . . 
The alarm donation kicked off at Dickson City Fire Department in Black River Entertainment recording artist Craig Morgan’s hometown. In all, Kidde will donate 5,000 of its new Worry-Free 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments at stops during Morgan’s 2014 tour – a retail value. The alarms will then be installed in homes in need throughout each community . . .
In addition to Morgan’s hometown of Dickson, Tenn., fire departments in Buffalo, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Phoenix and San Diego will receive Kidde Worry-Free alarms.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've heard a lot about this lately. Different organizations have smoke detector distribution programs. They help people to have the right amount of smoke detectors in their home. They also make sure that they're evenly distributed throughout the house. I'm glad that someone donated the smoke detectors to keep the program going.

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