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Fighting Fires on the Front End: Home Depot & Kidde Distribute Smoke Alarms Across the Country

October 03, 2017

Where there’s smoke, there’s smoke detectors. At least, that’s the goal.

Few people think about fires until they experience one themselves. But more people report fires than you probably think: approximately one in 338 households each year. That’s more than 360,000 homes.

What’s more: three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms.*

The Home Depot is helping to prevent that. Through Operation Save a Life, The Home Depot partners with Kidde and local fire departments to distribute thousands of smoke and carbon dioxide alarms in communities across the country each year. Since 2002, Operation Save a Life has provided more than 1.36 million smoke alarms in 15 communities.

“A working smoke alarm almost doubles your chance of escaping a fire without injury or death,” said Sharon Cooksey, marketing communications manager for Kidde. “Our mission is to save and protect. Installing a smoke alarm is the first step in doing that.”

Learn more about Kidde’s Worry-Free Smoke Alarms here.


*Source: National Fire Safety Association.