The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) knows the value of working 10-year smoke alarms. Not only do smoke alarms provide an early warning to residents of a fire in their home, they also allow for a faster notification to the fire department. The sooner firefighters can arrive and extinguish a home fire, the better the chances that no one will be injured or killed. While the NFFF honors our fallen firefighters, they also do their very best to prevent line-of-duty deaths.
Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) annually donates thousands of dollars to local charities through their “Emergency Response and Safety Grants.” This year the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation was awarded a BGE Grant to purchase smoke alarms to be distributed to the Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County Fire Departments. The two departments have programs where firefighters will install these smoke alarms in homes free of charge.
The NFFF has established a relationship with Kidde, a leading manufacturer of smoke alarms, to allow for discounted pricing and donated alarms. The combination of a BGE Grant and Kidde’s generosity means that Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County will have additional 10-year smoke alarms to distribute, free of charge, to their residents, courtesy of the NFFF.