NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – According to statistics, there is a fatal fire in the U.S. every three minutes. One of the biggest forms of prevention are durable and safe smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Every year, Kidde donates 6,000 alarms to the Connecticut Community.
News8, Kidde, and The Home Depot along with the Connecticut Burn Center have worked together to get more than 33,000 alarms distributed to Connecticut communities in the past 5 years with Operation Save A Life.
If you’re not sure if your alarms at home are sufficient, check the battery date. Alarms more than 10 years old should be replaced.
Kidde’s mission is to help save lives. It’s the world’s largest manufacturer of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and it is a division of United Technologies, which is headquartered here in CT.
The Home Depot will host “Save a Life Saturday” events at participating stores on Oct. 1. The events will provide residents with fire safety tips to implement in their homes. Participating stores are Norwalk, Fairfield, Manchester, Danbury, W Hartford, Waterbury, Enfield and Glastonbury.