Today I had the opportunity to attend a press conference for Operation 6ABC: Save a Life, a 21 year old campaign to provide information and tips that teach awareness and preparedness, both keys to preventing deadly fires. Partnering with 6ABC on the campaign are fire departments from across the region, Home Depot, Kidde brand smoke alarms and Toyota. Kidde is donating over 10,000 free smoke alarms through local fire departments across the region.
There were a couple hundred fire fighters in attendance, representatives of the sponsors and 6ABC’s Karen Rogers (pictured above) spoke. There are two local connections involving the campaign. Kidde and The Home Depot invite you to stop by The Home Depot in Conshohocken on February 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Safety Saturday. The Home Depot team of experts will be answering all your safety questions and you will be able to learn which Kidde smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm is right for your family.
I also ran into Conshohocken Fire Chief Stephen Phipps (video above), who was there representing the Borough’s fire fighters. As part of the campaign, there are free smoke detectors available by calling the Borough office at (610) 828-1092. A fire fighter will even come install it at no cost for you.