Garden City, NY - September 29, 2015 - Long Island McDonald’s will team with Nassau and Suffolk County fire departments to emphasize the importance of home fire safety. On October 1 at 11 a.m., participants will gather at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center on Charles Lindberg Boulevard in Garden City, where Ronald McDonald will present 250 Kidde Worry-Free 10-year sealed lithium battery smoke alarms and 50 carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to the Nassau and Suffolk County Fire Marshals.
The alarms are donated by Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products. Additionally, throughout October a worksheet about EDITH (Exit Drills in the Home) and a home “Hazard Hunt” will be distributed to children; those who complete the worksheet will be rewarded with a Long Island McDonald’s meal certificate.
During Fire Prevention Month, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office urges everyone to make time for fire safety. A moment spent now could make the difference in an emergency. Families should develop and practice a fire safety plan and fire survival strategy along with an exit plan and meeting place outside their home.
“Be sure all family members know what to do in the event of a fire, or any emergency that may require you to exit your home quickly. Check your home for fire hazards, correcting them as you do. Install, inspect, and test smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
Be fire safe…be fire smart,” says Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
"In a fire, every second counts," said the Firefighters Museum’s Chief Instructor John Murray. "Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out."
“Kidde is proud to partner with Long Island McDonald’s and local fire departments to help raise awareness about fire and carbon monoxide safety. We hope families will take the steps needed to help protect themselves by installing working smoke and CO alarms,” says Chris Rovenstine, vice president, marketing and sales, Kidde.
“Long Island McDonald’s is thrilled to once again be partnering with Kidde to highlight the importance of fire safety and we are so thankful for their generosity in donating 250 10-year sealed lithium battery smoke alarms and 50 CO alarms to help protect Long Island families,” says Luciana Montuoro, LI McDonald’s Marketing & PR Director.
To help Long Island families with their fire safety needs, Kidde is offering a 25 percent discount plus free shipping on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms from October 1 through December 15. Visit LIMcDonalds.com and click on the banner ad on the home page to take advantage of this offer.
About the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center - The nearly 10,000 square-foot teaching facility features hands-on displays, historical fire equipment and live demonstrations on fire prevention and fire safety techniques. Since opening in June of 2006, more than 100,000 visitors of all ages have been taken step-by-step through a working fire, from alarm activation and emergency call to the “knocking down” of flames at the scene. Exhibits also trace the evolution of fire service equipment, gear and apparatus. The Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center makes learning fire safety - fun! www.ncfiremuseum.org/