VIDEO: Operation 7 - Save a Life

ABC7 is proud to once again team up with Bay Area fire departments and our partners, Kidde, and The Home Depot to present the 6th Annual Operation 7: Save A Life; a campaign designed to increase public awareness of fire safety, CO Awareness, and reduce devastating losses that can occur as a result of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. This important community partnership is now part of ABC7's Prepare NorCal initiative.

ABC7 Meteorlogist Sandhya Patel shares tips on how to prevent a fire and keep your family safe from Carbon Monoxide.

Operation 7: Save A Life directly affects Bay Area communities as:

  • Smoke alarms save lives! Nearly half of the nation's fire deaths occur in the four percent of homes that do not have smoke alarms (NFPA).

  • Last year, more than 3,000 people died in home fires, and more than 17,000 were injured, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

  • Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, killing 400 and injuring more than 20,000 each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You cannot see, smell or taste carbon monoxide. The only safe way to detect this poisonous gas is with a working carbon monoxide detector.

For more information on Operation 7: Save A Life and ABC7's Prepare NorCal initiative go to