April 16, 2020
In honor of National Volunteer Week in April, the LCWA home PR team helped promote an exciting new fire extinguisher donation program between First Alert and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), which will allow volunteer fire departments to distribute fire extinguishers to keep homes and families safe.
A donation of 1,000 First Alert rechargeable fire extinguishers will be distributed to departments registered with the NVFC’s Fire Corps program to help fire service volunteers make an immediate impact in the fire readiness of their communities.
This program comes at a critical time – with more people at home and cooking, the risk of fire incidents increases exponentially! According to the National Fire Protection Association, the number one cause of home fires in the U.S. is unattended cooking. Fire extinguishers can help save lives when used quickly and effectively and many of these small kitchen fires could likely be resolved with a fire extinguisher if caught early.
Media coverage of the donation has already started rolling in with coverage by the fire trades, including FireEngineering.comand FireHouse.com. For more information on fire safety, visit www.firstalert.com.