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Kidde Contributes Thousands of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Operation Save a Life Expands into Palm Beach County


Kidde announced the expansion of its public service campaign, Operation Save a Life, to Palm Beach County, Fla., which will be home to the new UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings and world headquarters for UTC Climate, Controls & Security.

Designed to educate consumers on the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide, Operation Save a Life delivers smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to at-risk residents in the community. Since 2002, Kidde has donated more than 1.3 million alarms through Operation Save a Life to fire departments across the country.

“Kidde is a world leader in the fire safety products industry,” said Sharon Cooksey, communications manager, Kidde. “And we recognize that with leadership comes a responsibility to the communities we serve. That’s why we actively give back through charitable programs like Operation Save a Life.”

As part of the program, Kidde donated 3,000 smoke alarms with 10-year sealed-in batteries and 500 carbon monoxide alarms to Palm Beach County area fire departments, which will distribute and install the alarms in homes throughout the community. Operation Save a Life in Palm Beach County is sponsored by Kidde, WPBF-TV (ABC25), local fire departments and The Home Depot.

The same Kidde solutions donated to the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue also will be on display within the UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings. “Our sealed-in batteries eliminate the need for battery replacement and simplify protection,” added Cooksey. “Together, we will help save even more lives this year in Palm Beach County and in the years to come.”