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.
National Fire Prevention Week this October will culminate with the National Stair Climb, an event honoring firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Previous stair climbs have focused solely on the 343 members of the FDNY who perished on 9/11. The National Stair Climb will expand the scope of this tradition to remember all of America's fallen firefighters, and is the first event of its kind to take place in New York City with the support of the FDNY.
"Every day, here in New York City and across the country, firefighters go into harm's way, through every obstacle and climbing every step needed to accomplish their life-saving mission," said FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A, Nigro. "The FDNY is proud to take part in this fitting tribute to every firefighter who has made the supreme sacrifice and to lend our support to the families they left behind."
The National Stair Climb is open to the public and to all ages. Proceeds will benefit the FDNY Counseling Services Unit (CSU) and the NFFF.
Participants will receive a name badge honoring or in memory of the firefighter for whom they have chosen to climb and an event t-shirt.
To register for this event please click here.
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!
Myth Buster: Alarm Battery Chirps Aren’t Pre-Programmed to Interrupt Sleep
Kidde reminds you of these simple steps to ensure your home is protected:
- Replace the batteries in all alarms and remember to test them monthly.
- Check the age of your smoke alarms. Fire experts recommend replacing all smoke alarms – battery and hardwired – every 10 years. If your alarms are older or if you don’t know their age, replace them.
- CO alarms don’t last forever, and will sound a required “end-of-life” chirp typically after five to seven years of power. Beat the beep by replacing outdated alarms.
- To eliminate future low battery chirps, install Kidde’s new Worry-Free combination alarm. It offers protection from both fire and CO in one unit with a clear voice that warns of each hazard. Unique intelligent sensing technology also helps reduce nuisance alarms. Like all Worry-Free models, it features a sealed-in lithium battery that powers the unit for 10 years.
“An American dies in a home fire nearly every three hours, which averages 3,000 deaths a year,” said Butch Browning, president, National Association of State Fire Marshals. “Most occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working alarms, mainly due to dead or missing batteries. Working smoke alarms can provide an early alert and time needed to escape. Replacing outdated units with ones containing a sealed long-life battery eliminates this risk and could help save lives. Plus, in many cities and states it’s now the law.”
For more information, visit www.worryfreealarm.com.
PHOTO (L-R): Amy Acton, executive director, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors; Jim Ward, Kidde President; Kix Brooks; Chris Young; Luis Nevarez, Tulare Fire Department, burn survivor and SOAR member
PHOTO CREDIT: Erika Goldring/Getty Images
WED. 11/5 - Kix joined Kidde & Country music star Chris Young at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum just before the 48th Annual CMA Awards to talk about fire safety. The two musicians announced the launch of a national fire safety campaign in partnership with smoke alarm manufacturer Kidde. The campaign will help protect families and assist burn-injured firefighters. Kidde will donate 2,000 Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke alarms to fire departments in select cities along Young’s 2015 A.M. World Tour and will contribute $25,000 to sponsor Phoenix Society’s new Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) program to support burned firefighters.
Check out Kidde's press release on the event here.
Check out CountryWeekly.com's coverage of the event here.
Kidde, Country Music Star Chris Young Partner to Shine a ‘Spotlight on Fire Safety’
MEBANE, N.C., Oct. 27, 2014 — Grammy nominated singer Chris Young and Kidde Fire Safety are partnering to shine a “Spotlight on Fire Safety.” The televised ad campaign features the Country Music chart-topper and highlights how Kidde’s Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms help provide peace of mind and help keep consumers safe. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
Filmed on location with the Nashville Fire Department, the 30- and 15-second spots featuring the RCA Records Nashville recording artist will air on ABC stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Houston, Raleigh, Fresno and Nashville beginning Oct. 27 in the weeks surrounding The 48th CMA Music Awards on ABC on Nov. 5. Young and Kidde representatives will join national and local fire service leaders for an official “kick off” the morning of The CMA Awards in Nashville.
“It really hit home for me the day we filmed the commercial when one of my best friends texted me that he had just gotten his dream job as a firefighter with the Clarksville (Tennessee) Fire Department,” said Young. “I’m glad to know I can help keep him and other firefighters safer at work with Kidde’s ‘Spotlight on Fire Safety.’”
Click here to read the full article, and check out the video below:
Duluth, GA | October 17, 2014 -- Craig Morgan, one of country music’s best-loved artists, continues to promote a national campaign with Kidde Fire Safety, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. Kidde will donated 250 of its new Worry-Free smoke alarms to the Safe Kids Gwinnett Coalition, whose lead agency is Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
The donation comes on the heels of Fire Prevention Week whose theme was “Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives.” The organizations are collaborating to install the 10-year sealed-in battery smoke alarms in hopes of preventing tragic fires that can cause serious injury or death to children and other residents of Gwinnett County. Kidde’s "Be a Safety Hero" initiative empowers everyone to follow five simple steps to fire safety.
DID YOU KNOW
Approximately 3,000 people die in U.S. home fires each year. Most fatal fires happen in homes with either no alarms or non-working alarms. The main reason smoke alarms don’t work is dead or missing batteries. Working smoke alarms benefit both homeowners and firefighters alike; residents are more likely to escape before succumbing to smoke inhalation and firefighters can more safely fight the fire knowing the occupants are out of the building.
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Kidde Fire Safety Urges Renewed Focus on Working Smoke Alarms During Fire Prevention Week as NFPA Reports 16 Percent Increase in Home Fire Deaths
MEBANE, N.C., Oct. 7, 2014 – Working smoke alarms save lives, but results from a recent survey show that many Americans don’t know how long a smoke alarm will protect their families. Read more