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, California residents are invited to participate in a special safety education event with local fire departments on Saturday, October 12, at over 100 Lowe’s locations across 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.
“In order to help decrease home fire and CO poisoning incidents, people must be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge,” said Tarsila Wey, director of marketing for First Alert, the most trusted name in home safety.* “Protecting homes and families is our number one priority, and by partnering with Lowe’s and local fire departments, we hope to help ensure the long-term safety of communities nationwide.”
Store associates and fire officials will host fun, family-focused activities to teach families about equipping their homes with smoke and CO alarms, as well as planning and practicing a fire escape plan. Children will have the opportunity to build a wooden fire truck in a one-time kids’ workshop and will receive firefighter hats, coloring books and educational materials, while supplies last. In addition, smoke and CO alarms will be on display, including First Alert’s 10-year sealed battery alarms that provide reliable protection for a decade without the hassle of battery replacements. This event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the following California Lowe’s stores:
*Local stores highlighted
- Lowe’s of Anaheim, CA, 1500 North Lemon Street
- Lowe’s of Antioch, CA, 1951 Auto Center Drive
- Lowe’s of S. Antioch, CA, 5503 Lone Tree Way
- Lowe’s of Apple Valley, CA, 12189 Apple Valley Road
- Lowe’s of N.E. Bakersfield, CA, 1601 Columbus Street
- Lowe’s of Bakersfield, CA, 7825 Rosedale Highway
- Lowe’s of S. Bakersfield, CA, 6200 Colony Street
- Lowe’s of Burbank, CA, 2000 W Empire Ave
- Lowe’s of Carlsbad, CA, 2515 Palomar Airport Rd
- Lowe’s of Chico, CA, 2350 Forest Ave
- Lowe’s of S. Chino Hills, CA, 4777 Chino Hills Parkway
- Lowe’s of Chino Hills, CA, 13251 Peyton Drive
- Lowe’s of Chula Vista, CA, 2225 Otay Lakes Road
- Lowe’s of Citrus Heights, CA, 7840 Greenback Lane
- Lowe’s of City Of Industry, CA, 17789 Castelton Street
- Lowe’s of Concord, CA, 1935 Arnold Industrial Way
- Lowe’s of Corona, CA, 1285 Magnolia Avenue
- Lowe’s of Cotati, CA, 7921 Redwood Drive
- Lowe’s of Covina, CA, 1348 North Azusa Avenue
- Lowe’s of Dublin, CA, 3750 Dublin Boulevard
- Lowe’s of El Centro, CA, 2053 North Imperial Avenue
- Lowe’s of Elk Grove, CA, 8369 Power Inn Road
- Lowe’s of Escondido, CA, 620 West Mission Avenue
- Lowe’s of Fairfield, CA, 3400 N. Texas Street
- Lowe’s of N. Fontana, CA, 16851 Sierra Lakes Parkway – (*Oct. 19)
- Lowe’s of Folsom, CA, 800 E. Bidwell Street
- Lowe’s of Fremont, CA, 43612 Pacific Commons Blvd – (*Oct. 8)
- Lowe’s of Fresno, CA, 7651 N. Blackstone Ave.
- Lowe’s of Gilroy, CA, 7151 Camino Arroyo
- Lowe’s of Hanford, CA, 1955 W Lacey Blvd – (*Oct. 19)
- Lowe’s of Hawthorne, CA, 2800 W 120Th St – (*Oct. 25)
- Lowe’s of Hemet, CA, 350 South Sanderson Avenue
- Lowe’s of Highland, CA, 27847 Greenspot Road – (*Oct. 24)
- Lowe’s of Huntington Beach, CA, 8175 Warner Avenue
- Lowe’s of La Habra, CA, 1380 South Beach Boulevard
- Lowe’s of La Quinta, CA, 78-865 Highway 111
- Lowe’s of Lake Elsinore, CA, 29335 Central Avenue
- Lowe’s of Lancaster, CA, 730 West Avenue K
- Lowe’s of N. Lincoln, CA, 51 Lincoln Blvd.
- Lowe’s of Livermore, CA, 4255 First Street
- Lowe’s of Lodi, CA, 1389 S. Lower Sacramento Road
- Lowe’s of N.E. Long Beach, CA, 7300 East Carson Street
- Lowe’s of Central Long Beach, CA, 2840 N Bellflower Blvd
- Lowe’s of Los Angeles, CA, 4550 West Pico Blvd Unit D-101
- Lowe’s of Madera, CA, 2100 West Cleveland Avenue
- Lowe’s of Menifee, CA, 30472 Haun Road
- Lowe’s of Merced, CA, 1750 West Olive Avenue
- Lowe’s of Mira Loma, CA, 6413 Pats Ranch Road
- Lowe’s of Moreno Valley, CA, 12400 Day Street
- Lowe’s of Murrieta, CA, 24701 Madison Avenue
- Lowe’s of Newbury Park, CA, 1027 Academy Drive
- Lowe’s of Norwalk, CA, 14873 Carmenita Road
- Lowe’s of Oceanside, CA, 155 Old Grove Road
- Lowe’s of Ontario, CA, 2390 South Grove Avenue
- Lowe’s of Oxnard, CA, 301 West Gonzales Road
- Lowe’s of Pacoima, CA, 13500 Paxton Street
- Lowe’s of Palm Desert, CA, 35900 Monterey Avenue
- Lowe’s of Palm Springs, CA, 5201 East Ramon Road
- Lowe’s of Palmdale, CA, 39500 Lowes Dr
- Lowe’s of E. Palmdale, CA, 37080 47Th Street East
- Lowe’s of Paso Robles, CA, 2445 Golden Hill Road
- Lowe’s of Pico Rivera , CA, 8600 Washington Boulevard
- Lowe’s of Porterville, CA, 500 W. Vandalia Avenue
- Lowe’s of Poway, CA, 13750 Poway Road
- Lowe’s of Rancho Cordova, CA, 3251 Zinfandel Drive
- Lowe’s of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 30481 Avenida De Las Flores
- Lowe’s of Redding, CA, 1200 East Cypress Ave.
- Lowe’s of Redlands, CA, 1725 West Redlands Blvd
- Lowe’s of Riverside, CA, 9851 Magnolia Avenue
- Lowe’s of N. Roseville, CA, 10201 Fairway Drive
- Lowe’s of Salinas, CA, 107 E. Boranda Road
- Lowe’s of San Bruno, CA, 1340 El Camino Real
- Lowe’s of San Clemente, CA, 907 Avenida Pico
- Lowe’s of San Diego, CA, 2318 Northside Drive
- Lowe’s of San Francisco, CA, 491 Bayshore Blvd – (*Oct. 18)
- Lowe’s of San Jose, CA, 775 Ridder Park Drive
- Lowe’s of Santa Clarita, CA, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road
- Lowe’s of E. Santa Clarita, CA, 19001 Golden Valley Rd
- Lowe’s of Santa Maria, CA, 935 E Betteravia Road
- Lowe’s of Santee, CA, 9416 Mission Gorge Road – (*Oct. 15)
- Lowe’s of Simi Valley, CA, 1275 Simi Town Center Way
- Lowe’s of Sonora, CA, 120 Old Wards Ferry Road
- Lowe’s of E. Stockton, CA, 3645 East Hammer Lane
- Lowe’s of N. Stockton, CA, 10342 Trinity Parkway
- Lowe’s of Sunnyvale, CA, 811 East Arques Avenue – (*Oct. 16)
- Lowe’s of Temecula, CA, 40390 Winchester Road
- Lowe’s of Torrance, CA, 22255 Western Ave
- Lowe’s of W. Torrance, CA, 2700 Skypark Drive
- Lowe’s of Tulare, CA, 1145 E Prosperity Avenue
- Lowe’s of Turlock, CA, 3303 Entertainment Way
- Lowe’s of Tustin, CA, 2500 Park Avenue
- Lowe’s of Union City, CA, 32040 Union Landing Blvd.
- Lowe’s of Upland, CA, 1659 W Foothill Blvd
- Lowe’s of Vacaville, CA, 1751 East Monte Vista Avenue
- Lowe’s of Vallejo, CA, 401 Columbus Parkway
- Lowe’s of Ventura, CA, 500 South Mills Road
- Lowe’s of Victorville, CA, 14333 Bear Valley Road
- Lowe’s of Visalia, CA, 4144 South Mooney Boulevard
- Lowe’s of Vista, CA, 151 Vista Village Drive
- Lowe’s of West Hills, CA, 8383 Topanga Canyon Blvd
- Lowe’s of West Sacramento, CA, 2250 Lake Washington Blvd
- Lowe’s of Yuba City, CA, 935 Tharp Road
To ensure your family and home are best protected from fire, follow the guidelines set by the NFPA and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), which recommend that homes have smoke alarms installed inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement, and one CO alarm on each level and in or near each sleeping area. To put this into perspective, the average-sized home in America – a two-story, three-bedroom house – needs a minimum of five smoke alarms and four CO alarms.
In many parts of the country, smoke and CO alarms are required by law. Local fire departments and building departments can provide relevant information, and additional information may be found at https://www.firstalert.com/community/legislation/.
“Together, with Lowe’s and local fire departments, we can spread awareness about fire and CO safety nationwide and the importance of installing reliable protection that you can trust for your home,” added Wey.
To learn more about protecting your family from smoke, fire and carbon monoxide, visit the First Alert website at http://www.firstalert.com/. You also can follow First Alert on Twitter (@FirstAlert) or “like” First Alert on Facebook.
*First Alert Brand Trust Survey, February 2018 – Results are based on the responses of 1,000 adults, ages 25 and older, living in the United States who completed an online survey, February 15-19, 2018. Results are statistically significant at a 95 percent confidence level and can be generalized to the entire adult population in the United States within those statistical parameters. For more information or a copy of the complete survey results, contact Tim Young at LCWA: 312/565-4628 or [email protected].
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BRK Brands, Inc. (Aurora, IL), is a fully owned subsidiary of Newell Brands. For over 60 years, BRK Brands, Inc. has been the manufacturer of First Alert®-branded home-safety products, the most trusted and recognized safety brand in America. BRK® Brands designs and develops innovative safety solutions including Tundra™ Fire Extinguishing Spray, Onelink by First Alert smart home products, a comprehensive line of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, fire extinguishers and escape ladders to protect what matters most. Such products are also marketed under the BRK Electronics® brand, The Professional Standard for the builder and contractor audiences. BRK Brands, Inc. products are found in more than 30 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.firstalert.com, http://www.brkelectronics.com or http://www.newellbrands.com.
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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.