Every year in October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) dedicates a week to raising awareness on the importance of fire prevention. With National Fire Prevention Week now in full swing until Oct. 10, we wanted to shed light on this year’s theme “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep,” centered on the importance of the proper use of smoke detectors and alarms in the home. According to a survey conducted by the NFPA, 42 respondents were not aware that every bedroom in the home needed to be equipped with a fully-functioning smoke detector. In fact, the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code®, requires that smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside of all sleeping areas within the home and on every level of the home.
In order to drive awareness surrounding the importance of keeping your smoke alarms constantly on alert, we’ve gone ahead and compiled some simple tips:
October also happens to be a high-risk month for California wildfires and with the devastating damage resulting from the recent Northern California Valley fires, it’s imperative for the public to be prepared by having an emergency kit ready to go in their homes should one occur. To help support the California fires that occurred last month, Batteries Plus Bulbs franchisee Bill Perin joined forces with five other Northern California store owners to donate product to over 1,000 displaced fire victims.
“This was estimated to be the 4th most destructive fire in California’s history,” said Perin. “We want to do all we can to not only help our local communities, but prepare residents for future disasters. We all appreciate the support for this devastated community with over 1,000 homes destroyed.”
Centered at the Napa County Fair Grounds, the team of store owners came by and provided more than 500 Nebo flashlights, 500 solar cell phone chargers, 100 lanterns with batteries, as well as a large assortment of AA-powered cell phone chargers, alkaline batteries for electronics, and Rayovac Emergency Kits. As a business owner with strong local ties to the community—Perin owns a store in San Rafael and one in Santa Rosa—he wanted to give back to the community and help out with relief efforts by providing much needed items to keep locals powered and connected to their loved ones.
Perin, along with the help of Batteries Plus Bulbs store owners from the San Francisco, Pleasant Hill, Vacaville and Chico communities were able to quickly and efficiently donate the integral items for fire victims, serving as a true testament to what the franchise and its members do for customers.
All the items and equipment donated to the Napa County Fairgrounds can be found at a Batteries Plus Bulbs near you. Take charge this fire season and be sure to stop by your local store for fire prevention tips and emergency prep advice from a Batteries Plus Bulbs expert.
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Batteries Plus Bulbs, founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hartland, WI, is a leading omni-channel retailer of batteries, light bulbs and smartphone repair services for the direct-to-consumer and commercial channels.Through a nationwide network of stores, the Company offers a differentiated value proposition of unrivaled product selection, in-stock availability and customer service.
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