WTNH News 8 Prepares for 7th Annual Operation Save A Life Campaign with Kidde Alarm Donation
Thursday, September 13th, 2018 – News 8 is once again teaming up with Kidde Fire Safety, The Home Depot, JP Maguire and CT Fire Chiefs Association to present the 7th annual Operation Save A Life — a lifesaving program designed to educate consumers on the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
One of the pillars of Operation Save A Life is the distribution of smoke alarms to Connecticut families in need, particularly low-income, elderly and other at-risk residents in our communities. This year, Kidde donated 5,000 of its 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms and 1,000 CO alarms, which will be installed in homes by over 100 local fire departments throughout Connecticut. Because the battery is sealed inside the 10-year sealed-battery smoke alarms, the hassle of low-battery chirps and battery replacement is eliminated for the life of the unit. This design also reduces the risk of an inoperable smoke alarm due to missing batteries; important because NFPA reports three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes without alarms or without working alarms, mainly due to dead or missing batteries.
In addition to the distribution of smoke and CO alarms, News 8 has collaborated with the New Haven Fire Department on Operation Save A Life educational on-air vignettes to increase fire safety education and CO awareness. These vignettes will air on WTNH and WCTX throughout September and October.
“News 8 is committed to keeping our community safe, said WTNH VP and General Manager Rich Graziano. “Through our partners and local fire departments, we promote fire safety and help to ensure that homes across the state are protected with working smoke alarms and CO detectors.”
As a joint sponsor of Operation Save A Life, The Home Depot will host “Save A Life Saturday” events at participating stores in the WTNH News 8 viewing area on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The events will provide residents with fire safety tips to implement in their homes.
Kidde is a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, and a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. (NYSE: UTX).