A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm in the home is one of the best and least expensive ways to provide an early warning when a fire begins. Smoke alarms save lives, prevent injuries and minimize property damage by alerting residents early to a fire hazard. Kidde works with Safe Kids to make sure families know to replace smoke alarms every 10 years, to place them in the recommended locations and to consider smoke alarms with long-life, sealed 10-year batteries.
Kidde leads the way in providing solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards by offering cutting-edge fire safety technology in its smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life-safety products. Working with Safe Kids on smoke alarm and carbon monoxide education and advocacy is an important way to put these lifesaving devices in homes to help keep children and their families safe.
– James P. Ward, Vice President & General Manager – Kidde Fire Safety, United Technologies
Colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide is often referred to as “the silent killer,” and is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. The only safe way to know if carbon monoxide is present is to install carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home and in sleeping areas.
Kidde works with Safe Kids to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, risks of fire and burns in homes, fire and burn prevention, family escape planning and the proper use of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. In addition to making generous donations of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to communities in need, Kidde provides Safe Kids coalitions with a discount program for purchasing life safety products and devices for use in local outreach across the country.
“Kidde works with our coalitions to ensure that critical smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm laws are passed in states across the country. Kidde stands shoulder to shoulder with Safe Kids as a strong advocate for children and their families.” – John Claster, Chairman of the Board, Safe Kids Worldwide
Kidde’s mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 90 years, Kidde has offered superior fire safety suppression and detection technology. Consumers will find that advanced fire safety technology in Kidde’s residential and commercial smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products. Based in Mebane, N.C., Kidde is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kidde.com