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Kidde Recognizes Annual Pet Fire Safety Month As Pet Owners Return To The Workplace

After 16 months of nearly constant companionship, many pet parents are preparing to leave their pets at home while they transition back to the workplace. In support of Kidde's annual Pet Fire Safety Month in July, Kidde and celebrity pet trainer Sara Carson (as seen on America's Got Talent) are providing DIY tips to help pet owners train their four-legged families to respond positively to the sound of smoke alarms. Kidde is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the foremost global pro...

Kidde Survey Shows Majority Of Americans May Be Unprepared To Grill Safely This Summer

As health restrictions continue to ease across the country, Americans are looking forward to summer barbecues and evenings around the fire pit. However, these celebrations bring an increased need for safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association, July is peak time for grill fires, with gas grills being involved in an average of almost 9,000 home fires per year. In the event of a fire, proper use of fire safety equipment, such as a fire extinguisher, is critical. To kee...

Kidde Joins North Carolina State Fire Officials To Celebrate Annual Smoke Alarm Saturday

On Saturday, June 5, North Carolina-based Kidde – a foremost manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers, and safety accessories – and The Home Depot will join North Carolina Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey in celebrating “Smoke Alarm Saturday.” The annual event, held each year on the first Saturday in June, unites fire departments and fire safety partners across North Carolina in raising awareness of t...

Kidde Announces Senior Safety Campaign In Response To Rising Senior Fire Deaths

Fire and carbon monoxide (CO) safety is important at any age. However, seniors are often more vulnerable to home fires than groups of the population. In fact, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, by age 65, people are 2.7 times more likely (or 4 times more likely for those aged 85 and older) to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this increased vulnerability within the senior demographic. When living alon...

Kidde Donates 1,000 Carbon Monoxide And Smoke Alarms To Houston Fire Department In Wake Of Power Outages

Devastation from Winter Storm Uri continues in Texas. In Harris County, the state’s most populous county and home to Houston, hundreds of cases of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning have been reported and thousands remain without power. In response, Kidde, in partnership with KTRK ABC-13 Houston, is donating 750 CO alarms and 250 smoke alarms to the Houston Fire Department as part of the Operation Save A Life program, a public service initiative designed to educate consumers on the d...

Kidde Organizes CO Awareness Week To Educate People About The Harmful Effects Of Poisoning From Carbon Monoxide

Each year, unintentional poisoning from carbon monoxide (CO) - a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can be lethal to humans and pets - kills at least 430 people in the U.S. and sends about 50,000 people in the U.S. to the hospital. As part of Carrier's Healthy Homes Program, and to make people more aware of the dangers of CO poisoning and how to prevent it in both their two- and four-legged family members, Kidde is recognizing CO Awareness Week from November 1-7, 2020. Residential smoke a...

Kidde Launches An Awareness Campaign For Pet Owners And Parents On 2020 Pet Fire Safety Day

Every year, 500,000 pets suffer from smoke inhalation and 40,000 die due to home fires. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly 1,000 home fires each year are started by family pets. With pet fostering and adoption up 48% in the wake of COVID-19, it's more important than ever to teach pet owners simple ways to keep their pets safe in the event of an emergency. Awareness campaign As a committed advocate of fire safety and prevention in communities across the coun...

Zico Introduces QR-FEH-1 Quick-Release Fire Extinguisher Holder For Safer Storage

Ziamatic Corp. introduces the new Quick-Release Fire Extinguisher Holder, Model QR-FEH-1, a safer, more dependable way to store 5 lb. fire extinguishers in the crew area of an ambulance or fire apparatus. While the majority of fire extinguisher mounts are designed for the walls of buildings, the Fire Extinguisher Holder was designed specifically for use in moving vehicles, specially-engineered to protect personnel in the event of a collision or rollover event. SAE-J3043, NFPA, AMD, and GSA comp...

Carrier’s Fire Safety Brands To Showcase Innovative Solutions Together At NFPA 2019

Carrier’s fire safety brands will display their extensive fire detection and suppression solutions at NFPA 2019, June 17 – 19 in San Antonio, Texas. On display in booth #1437 will be a wide range of fire products and systems that protect residential, commercial, institutional and light to heavy industrial areas in multiple applications, including oil & gas, power generation, data centers, automotive, hospitality, campus, marine and food and beverage. Carrier is a global provider...

UTC Kidde’s ‘Beat The Beep’ Campaign Encourages Care After Installation Of CO Alarms Within The Home

Kidde launched its ‘Beat the Beep’ campaign to educate California residents about the importance of identifying when a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm needs to be replaced. Kidde is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. The campaign coincides with the seven-year anniversary of California Senate Bill 183, commonly known as the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act, which went into effect statewide on July 1, 2011. The law requires all singl...

Kidde Donates 3,500 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms To Palm Beach County Fire Departments

Kidde is pleased to announce the expansion of its public service campaign, Operation Save A Life, to Palm Beach County, Florida - the future home of the new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings and world headquarters for UTC Climate, Controls & Security, of which Kidde is a part. Designed to educate consumers on the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide (CO), Operation Save A Life delivers smoke and CO alarms to at-risk residents in the community. Operation Save A Life is sponsored by Kidde,...

Kidde Announces The Winner Of “Step Up And Stand Out” Contest Developed To Raise Awareness About Volunteers

Kidde announced the winner of the “Step Up and Stand Out” contest at the Firehouse Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. The honor goes to Bob Love, Assistant Chief of North Hays County Fire Rescue in Dripping Springs, Texas. The contest is part of a national campaign developed by Kidde and national fire service organizations to raise awareness of the need for fire department volunteers and recognize those who have already stepped up to support their communities. Kidde, a renowned manufactu...

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