NFPA, The Home Depot and Kidde donate 50K smoke alarms to fire departments nationwide

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Dec 13, 2012

The Home Depot in Travers City, Michigan donated 2500 smoke alarms to area fire departments

‘Tis the season for giving and thanks to a joint effort by NFPA, The Home Depot and Kidde, fire departments across the country are receiving 50,000 smoke alarms, valued at $1million dollars to enhance fire safety in their communities. The Home Depot and Kidde ran a fall fire safety program which inlcuded a challenge to store associates to compete for top sales of smoke alarms and CO detectors.  The top selling store in each region was rewarded with an opportunity to give back to their community by donating up to 2500 smoke alarms to local fire departments.

Several of The Home Depot stores that won the challenge invited the public and fire service to store events where smoke alarms were presented to fire departments. Congratulations to the winning stores and thanks to Kidde, The Home Depot and all of its associates for raising awareness for fire safety. 

In addition, Kidde and The Home Depot will make a $25,000 contribution to The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s “Be a Hero, Save a Hero” initiative.  This contribution follows the launch of the public service campaign about this program, which urges homeowners to log on to www.alarmpledge.com and promise to ensure their home has enough up-to-date and working smoke alarms.

Visit www.nfpa.org/homedepot for more details.