ABC7's Operation 7: Save a Life

That fire fatalities are often preventable through education and the use of working smoke detectors is one of the focal points of ABC7's Operation 7: Save A Life campaign which kicked off on Monday, November 5, 2012.

Additionally, the campaign will focus on Carbon Monoxide awareness to coincide with the new state law now in effect that requires CO Alarms in California homes that have fuel-burning appliances or an attached garage. Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, killing 400 and injuring more than 20,000 each year. You cannot see, smell or taste carbon monoxide. The only safe way to detect this poisonous gas is with a working carbon monoxide alarm.

And as part of the campaign, Operation 7: Save A Life, along with The Home Depot, will be donating thousands of Kidde-brand smoke alarms to participating fire departments at a press event to be held in conjunction with the Oakland Fire Department this November 8th.

Plan for a safer home with these suggestions on how to prevent a fire and keep your family safe from Carbon Monoxide:

For more information on California's law, CO safety and how to protect your family, visit

Being prepared is the key to surviving a disaster, and Prepare NorCal was created to help our Bay Area viewers be prepared. ABC7 has gathered resources and tips to make it easier for you to access preparedness information all in one place. Click here

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