Kidde's "Be a Safety Hero" program focuses on these five steps to safety:
- Replace outdated smoke alarms (older than 10 years old) with units featuring a 10-year sealed-in battery. Kidde's Worry-Free line provides a decade of continuous protection with no low-battery chirps.
- Place fire extinguishers on every level of your home and make sure they are within reach.
- Install UL-listed carbon monoxide alarms on each floor and near bedrooms.
- Develop and practice an escape plan with your family. Know two ways out of each room.
- Show your commitment by taking and sharing the pledge at www.alarmpledge.com. You will help your family and help reduce the risks that firefighters face when responding to a home fire.
"Kidde's mission is to help save lives, and we are pleased to work with Craig on this campaign," said Chris Rovenstine, vice president, sales and marketing, Kidde. "Dead or missing batteries are the main reasons smoke alarms don't sound in a fire. By providing sealed-battery smoke alarms to local fire departments, we can help protect families who otherwise may not be able to replace an outdated alarm."
In addition to Morgan's hometown of Dickson, Tenn., fire departments in Buffalo, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Phoenix and San Diego will receive Kidde Worry-Free alarms. Additional departments will be added throughout the year as Morgan crosses the country on tour.