Last updated: July 18. 2013 3:36PM - 647 Views
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MARTIN — A total of 250 Floyd County homes will have smoke detectors installed by way of a partnership between the Floyd County Firefighter’s Association and the Kidde Company.

Floyd County Firefighter’s Association President Grady Allen announced that the Kidde Company, located in Melbane, N.C., is providing a grant donation of 250 smoke alarms for Floyd County residences. Kidde, which is a brand and division of United Technologies Corporation, is a manufacturer of fire safety products including smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers. Kidde’s mission is to provide safety solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards, and the company is committed to educating families about fire and carbon monoxide safety.

Neal Zipser, community affairs manager for the Kidde Company, said, “We are proud to support the mission of the Floyd County Firefighter’s Association. We’d also like to invite you to visit www.Kidde.com for free public education materials in the Safety Made Simple section.”

If you need additional information contact, Solomon Kilburn, development director for the Floyd County Firefighter’s Association, by calling (606) 424-3522, or emailing ka.grant@ live.com.

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