Operation Save-A-Life

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Operation Save-A-Life
ABC7 is proud to team up with Kidde and The Home Depot for Operation Save-A-Life in support of fire safety.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7 is proud to team up with Kidde and The Home Depot for Operation Save-A-Life, a campaign designed to increase public awareness of fire safety, carbon monoxide awareness, and reduce devastating losses that can occur as a result of fires and CO poisoning.

The annual event took place at Fire Station 4 in San Francisco. Fire departments from across the Bay Area were there to increase public awareness of fire and carbon monoxide safety.

"We see that smoke detectors and CO detectors save lives. The gift that was given to us by Kidde, The Home Depot and ABC7 is the gift of life. It's imperative that people get these for their residence and yes, now there's no excuse," said Chief James Dobson, San Jose Fire Department.

"For the children, taking that few extra minutes when the time changes, not to put it off. It's really important to do that, when it's time, there's really no second chance," was the reminder by Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention Hector Estrada, Santa Clara County Fire Department.

Operation Save-A-Life is a community service program that distributes free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to those who might not otherwise have them, particularly low income and elderly households. Kidde is donating 10-year over 6,400 units of sealed smoke alarms and CO alarms to the 2023 campaign, which will be distributed with the help of participating fire departments throughout the Bay Area.

You can check with your local fire department to get a free smoke or CO alarm.

Operation Save A Life: smoke alarms save lives