Calgary Fire Department receives early Christmas gift of 3000 smoke alarms from Kidde Canada
The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) are delighted to accept 3000 smoke alarms from Kidde Canada, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fire safety products. The gift is valued at $115,000 and Calgary and Toronto are the only two cities in Canada to receive this donation.
Since 1996, Calgary firefighters have been visiting homes across the city as part of the Home Safety Program, to share important home safety information, inspect smoke alarms and, when needed, replace batteries and install smoke alarms.
“CFD is honoured to accept this generous gift from Kidde Canada,” says Deputy Chief Ken Uzeloc. “We have been running the Home Safety Program for 23 years, and donated smoke alarms will really help us to deliver our home safety messages to all Calgarians even more effectively.”
The Home Safety Program installs smoke alarms in the homes of Calgary’s most vulnerable populations, including low income residents, seniors and new Canadians.
457,943 homes have been visited since the Home Safety Program began, with over 30,000 smoke alarms installed and almost 20,000 batteries replaced. Over 25,000 homes have been visited so far in 2019 alone, and this donation will enable us to reach the milestone of visiting 500,000 homes across the city.
To learn more about smoke alarms, please visit calgary.ca.
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