Kidde has once again teamed up with nationally syndicated radio personalities, Kix Brooks and Shawn Parr, to bring cool content and fire safety tips to the country! Take the pledge, share your stories, nominate a hero...and be a part of the Kidde Country community.
As a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and other life safety products, Kidde provides solutions that help protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards.
Check out Kix giving you a peak at the Ponderosa Studios getting Kidde Country safe!
Worry-Free Smoke Alarms provided by Kidde in exchange for promotional consideration.
(Photo credit Ed Rode Photography) Left to Right: Chief Ronald Siarnicki, executive director, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation; Timothy Sendelbach, Editor-in-Chief, Firehouse;Randy Safer, regional director, National Fire Protection Association; Chief Shane Crutcher, International Association of Fire Chiefs and Rineyville (Kentucky) Volunteer Fire Dept.; Chief Tom Jenkins, 2nd vice president, International Association of Fire Chiefs and Rogers (Arkansas) Fire Dept.; Gary West, Tennessee Fire Marshal; Kix Brooks, Country Music star; Heather Caldwell, Communications and Marketing Manager, Kidde; Craig Morgan, Country Music star; and Chris Rovenstine, vice president of marketing and sales, Kidde Fire Safety
Nov 4, 2015 -- Nashville
Country Music star Craig Morgan joins Kidde, special guest Kix Brooks, and fire safety leaders to encourage and recognize fire service volunteers.
Click here for the full press release on the event.
Kidde, Country Music Star Craig Morgan Launch New Ad Campaign Showing Homeowners How to Stay Connected and Stay Safer from Fire When Away from Home
Oct 30, 2015 -- Mebane, NC
Country Music entertainer Craig Morgan and Kidde Fire Safety are encouraging families to be fire safe and stay connected to home. The televised ad campaign features the TV host, military veteran and Country Music chart-topper along with Kidde’s new RemoteLync™ Monitor and Camera, and Kidde’s Worry Free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Read More...
Craig Morgan teams up with Kidde to talk about a simple way to stay connected when you're away from home.
Kidde: Smart. Simple. Security.
Learn more about the RemoteLync Smart Home Camera here.
In another PSA video, Craig Morgan reminds us of Kidde's Simple Steps to Safety.
Kidde is proud to have been a part of a very impactful October. Here is a recap of a few very special events:
Dover Race and Supporting NFFF – October 3, 2015
Kidde was honored to be a sponsor of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Firefighter Appreciation Event at Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Dover, Delaware. The event raised $79,305 for the Foundation. Family members of fallen firefighters rode on fire trucks around the track prior to the race.
National Stair Climb with NFFF and FDNY – October 10, 2015
Kidde was proud to sponsor the first national stair climb to honor firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Previous stair climbs have focused solely on honoring the 343 FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. This year, the climb remembered all fallen firefighters. Participants climbed 2,200 steps in Citi Field, which symbolize the 110 stories of the World Trade Center Towers. This event was also a fundraiser, benefiting FDNY Counseling Services Unit and NFFF.
Kix Brooks was proud to be part of this event as well! Visit the ACC Tour page for additional photos.
Kidde in Worcester, Mass – October 13, 2015
After nearly four years without a fatal fire, the city of Worcester, Mass. experienced two fatal residential fires earlier this year which resulted in three people losing their lives. Kidde joined the Worcester Fire Department and community leaders to announce a plan to expand a home inspection program that would include installing new smoke alarms with sealed 10-year batteries in homes that lacked protection.
Operation Save a Life
August 3, 2015 -- Kidde Fire Safety is excited to kick off its 2015-2016 season of the Operation Save a Life (OSAL) community awareness program. A partnership between ABC and Kidde, OSAL raises awareness of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety in cities across the nation. This season begins in Houston, TX on August 21st, 2015.
Operation Save a Life started as an on-air public service campaign 24 years ago at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. In 2002, Kidde became a partner and the program expanded to New York City. The Home Depot became the retail destination in 2010. Today, 11 ABC stations across the U.S. currently team with Kidde:
-WABC-TV in New York City
-KABC-TV in Los Angeles
-WLS-TV in Chicago
-KGO-TV in San Francisco
-WPVI-TV in Philadelphia
-KTRK-TV in Houston
-WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, NC
-WTNH-TV in New Haven-Hartford, CT
-WOTV for Women in Grand Rapids, MI
-WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, PA
-WNEP-TV in Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre, PA
Together these stations reach approximately 15% of U.S. TV households, providing safety messages to millions of families.
“Operation Save a Life has become part of Kidde’s culture and ties directly to our mission, which is to create products and technology that help save lives,” said Jim Ward, president of Kidde. “We are so proud of the work our partners do and thrilled that we’ve been able to donate over 1.2 million smoke and CO alarms, and counting.”
Through OSAL, ABC stations customize the program with social media elements, community events, news coverage, social media campaigns, and segments on weekly lifestyle and community affairs programs.
The core program remains consistent: 30-second safety spots that air on the local TV station, store events at select The Home Depot locations, and a Kidde alarm donation to local fire departments that are then installed in at-risk homes. Each TV station produces spots featuring local news talent and firefighters, which focus on fire and CO safety and the importance of working alarms. Additional vignettes also highlight local risk areas, such as high-rise apartment safety in Chicago. Stations may bring other local businesses or hospitals in as sponsors, too.
“Operation Save a Life brings together private enterprise, public service and the news media to empower families to take steps to be fire safe, while also helping those most at-risk in our communities. It represents what we all can achieve if we simply put our minds to working together for a higher goal,” said Ward.
Kidde will donate more than 100,000 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms via Operation Save a Life this year. Keep up with the different programs by following #OpSaveALife on our social media platforms. To view some of the local vignettes and receive more information on Operation Save a Life, visit www.kidde.com.
Consumer Notice: Smoke Alarms with Replaceable Batteries No Longer Available in California
June 25, 2015 -- Millions of California homeowners may be surprised the next time they go to purchase a new smoke alarm. As of July 1, smoke and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms powered by replaceable batteries are no longer available for sale. Instead, all battery-powered smoke alarms or combination alarms approved for sale by the state fire marshal must be powered by a sealed, 10-year battery. Kidde Worry-Free smoke and combination alarms comply with the requirements and are available throughout California. Kidde Fire Safety, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms," said Tonya Hoover, California state fire marshal. "Installing sealed, tamper-proof alarms with long-life lithium batteries provides the home’s occupants with 10 years of continuous smoke detection and no need to worry about changing batteries. More important, it will help save lives."
"Having smoke alarms throughout the home can help save lives by alerting families to potential fire risks," said Chris Rovenstine, vice president, sales and marketing, Kidde. "We applaud the state of California for requiring homes to be protected with smoke alarms with sealed, 10-year batteries and making it a priority for homeowners to be proactive in their steps to safety."
Ten-year sealed-battery smoke alarms, such as Kidde’s Worry-Free line, are safer alternatives that require less maintenance, are available at home improvement retailers and cost between $25 and $50. With no need to replace batteries, consumers save about $40 in battery costs over the life of one alarm. After 10 years, the alarms will sound a warning to indicate it is time for replacement. Additionally, the line offers units with location-based features, such as an added voice-warning in the bedroom alarm.
For more information, visit www.worryfreealarm.com.
To read the full press release visit here.
Kidde RemoteLync Monitor Offers Homeowners Simple, Smart Connectivity
MEBANE, N.C., May. 11, 2015 -- It’s now simpler than ever to know about a potential emergency at home – regardless of where you are. Kidde Fire Safety, the company that millions of U.S. consumers rely on for fire safety products, now offers the RemoteLync Monitor nationwide exclusively at The Home Depot. The listening device alerts consumers when they are away from home to a potential fire or carbon monoxide (CO) risk via a free iOS- or Android-compatible app, text, or email.
The RemoteLync Monitor costs $99 and is available on HomeDepot.com and nationwide in The Home Depot stores. For more information about the RemoteLync Monitor, visit remotelync.kidde.com or follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter.
Highlights of the RemoteLync Monitor:
Connectivity – listens for existing UL- approved smoke and carbon monoxide alarms 24/7 and notifies the homeowner via a mobile app, using the home’s existing wireless Internet connection
Full Home Coverage – one device is designed to cover the average-sized U.S. home (approximately 2,000 sq. ft.); can cover any size home with hardwired, interconnected alarms so when one alarm sounds, they all sound
Plug and Play – plugs into a single wall outlet; voice prompts and a user-friendly app interface make set up easy
No Extra Costs or Subscriptions – no need to purchase additional products and no monthly fees; the app is free
For more information on the new RemoteLync Monitor please click here.
On May 31, 2013, Houston Fire Captain Bill Dowling and his station were called to a fire at the Southwest Inn hotel in southwest Houston. After entering the burning building, the roof collapsed, killing four Houston firefighters in what became the deadliest blaze in the fire department’s history. Captain Dowling was trapped under the burning debris and was eventually rescued, however both of his legs were amputated and he suffered several other life threatening injures.
If you'd like to help Bill Dowling and his family please visit here to take part in a silent auction where they are giving away cool items like the one in the video below.
Kidde, Professional Racing Champion Kevin Harvick Drive Home the Message of Fire Safety
MEBANE, N.C., Feb. 23, 2015 — NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick and Kidde Fire Safety have teamed up to promote home fire safety and prevention. On Feb. 13, Harvick and Kidde donated Kidde smoke alarms with sealed 10-year batteries to the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA) at the Daytona International Speedway. Harvick is also spreading the word about fire safety by sharing his own personal home fire experience in new Share Your Story videos on Kidde’s website and YouTube channel.
In late 2013, Harvick, his wife and his son escaped without injury when a fire abruptly started in their North Carolina home. Due to a working smoke alarm and a quick response from the local fire department, Harvick and his family members’ lives were spared and their home was saved. Since the incident, he has sought to educate the public about the importance of working smoke alarms and to show appreciation to firefighters.
“I know first-hand that smoke alarms are a key factor in protecting what matters most — our families and our homes,” Harvick said. “Many home fire deaths are preventable, and it’s really important that we all do our part in raising awareness of fire safety tips that can help save lives.”
To learn more about fire safety click here, and check out the videos below!