Along with the tremendous outreach efforts we saw from fire departments and safety educators in support of Fire Prevention Week this year, a wide range of businesses and organizations actively engaged in the campaign as well. These collective efforts are an important part of reaching communities with life-saving information, the true purpose of this campaign.
In one example Lowe’s used their stores and employees to educate communities about how they can protect their families and homes from the threats of fire and carbon monoxide (CO).
On October 12, more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores nationwide hosted fire safety events in their communities, featuring fun, family-focused activities to teach people about equipping their homes with smoke and CO alarms, as well as the importance of home escape planning and practice. Children were able to build a wooden fire truck in a special workshop and received firefighter hats, coloring books and educational materials.
The effort drew more than 120,000 residents across the country. In addition, each store donated buckets filled with supplies to their local fire departments as a thank you for the tremendous work they do in communities. All told, they gave more than $173,000 in equipment to local fire departments.
A tremendous thanks to Lowe’s for actively supporting Fire Prevention Week and promoting critical home fire safety messages communities nationwide. To learn more about the focus of Lowe’s fire safety efforts, take a look at this article: https://corporate.lowes.com/newsroom/stories/inside-lowes/your-home-fire-safe-4-spaces-double-check