Kidde, Country Music Star Chris Young Increase Fire Safety and Help Burn-Injured Firefighters
Nashville, TN, US -
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2014 — Kidde Fire Safety joined country music stars Chris Young and Kix Brooks and fire service leaders to offer their support to new campaigns that will help protect families and assist burn-injured firefighters. 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).
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. Every year, approximately 100 firefighters die in the line of duty and thousands are injured. Knowing simple safety steps, such as replacing outdated smoke alarms and having an escape plan, can help families stay safer and help protect first responders. Kidde Worry-Free smoke alarms contain a sealed-in battery that lasts 10 years, the recommended life of a smoke alarm.