The Home Depot Fire Safety Event in Tampa {December 1}

Calling all Tampa locals! The Home Depot is partnering with Kidde-the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products— and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to donate 2,500 Kidde battery-operated smoke alarms powered by 10-year Lithium Ion batteries to a Tampa Bay area fire department.

The Home Depot on 1524 E. Brandon Blvd. (#6305) is hosting a special fire safety event from 10:00 am-2:00 pm this Saturday, December 1 — All area residents and their families are invited to attend!

Activities include:

  • 10 a.m. – Kids workshop; Kidde representatives will be on site to answer questions
  • 11 a.m. –  Donation ceremony for 2,500 smoke alarms to a local fire department
  • Smoke alarm maintenance tips and fire escape plans from The Home Depot and Kidde experts
  • Opportunity for children to write thank you letters for their local firefighters
  • Kidde will share information on their Be a Hero, Save a Hero campaign

The local donation is part of a nationwide giveaway of $1 million worth of smoke alarms, or 50,000 units, and the “Be a Hero, Save a Hero” initiative taking place at Home Depot stores across the country that same day (see below for the full list of participating stores). Through the initiative, Kidde will make donations to two non-profit organizations when customers log on to and promise to ensure their home has enough up-to-date and working smoke alarms. The pledge also encourages families to create and practice a home fire escape plan.

Fire safety is extremely important during this time of year as there is an increased risk of fire due to holiday decorating. According to the NFPA, between 2005 and 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 240 home fires that began with Christmas trees. By attending the free event at The Home Depot, parents can learn more about home safety and what products (and how many!) they need to keep their family safe. Proper knowledge and preparation can make all the difference in the event of a fire!

Full List of Stores Participating in The Home Depot Fire Safety Event on Dec. 1:

3363 Century Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90303

421 Alakawa Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

11305 SW 40th Street
Miami, FL 33165

4545 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68134

7400 S. Shields Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73149

1700-D Fruitville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

6810 S 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

6810 S 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

W 12871 Interstate 10
San Antonio, TX 78249

W 12871 Interstate 10
San Antonio, TX 78249

575 Bank Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

1524 E Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511

35050 N. North Valley Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85086

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