First Alert and Lowe’s Stores to Host Fire Prevention Educational Events

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First Alert and Lowe’s Stores to Host Fire Prevention Educational Events

In honor of Fire Prevention Month in October and to bring fire safety top of mind, First Alert is teaming up with more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores across the country in a joint effort to spread awareness about the importance of whole home protection.

As part of this initiative, North Carolina residents are invited to participate in a special safety education event with their local fire department on Saturday, October 12, at various Lowe’s locations throughout the state. The focus of the event will be to educate attendees about how to protect their families and homes from the threats of fire and carbon monoxide (CO).

Each year, nearly 3,000 Americans die from home fires, while CO poisoning claims approximately 450 lives, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The NFPA also reports that almost three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms (40%) or no working smoke alarms (17%). Many of these tragedies could be prevented with the proper placement, number and maintenance of working alarms…..

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