4th Annual Operation 7: Save a Life
ABC7 is proud to once again team up with Bay Area fire departments and our partners, Kidde, and The Home Depot, for Operation 7: Save a Life; a life-saving program designed to increase public awareness of fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) dangers, and now a part of ABC7's Prepare NorCal initiative.
Fire fatalities are often preventable through education and the use of working smoke detectors, a message that will be one of the focal points when ABC7's Operation 7: Save A Life campaign kicks off on Monday, November 11, 2013.
Additionally, the campaign will focus on Carbon Monoxide awareness to coincide with the new state law now in effect that requires CO Alarms in California homes that have fuel-burning appliances or an attached garage. Carbon Monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, killing 400 and injuring more than 20,000 each year. You cannot see, smell or taste carbon monoxide. The only safe way to detect this poisonous gas is with a working carbon monoxide alarm.
As part of the campaign, Operation 7: Save A Life, along with The Home Depot, donated thousands of Kidde-brand smoke alarms to participating fire departments in conjunction with the Santa Clara County Fire Department on November 13. The fire departments that received the donations include; Oakland Fire Department, San Francisco Fire Department, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, San Jose Fire Department, and Santa Clara County Fire Department.
Plan for a safer home with these suggestions on how to prevent a fire and keep your family safe from Carbon Monoxide:
- Home Fire Safety Tips
- Fire Safety/ FAQs
- Smoke Detectors Could Save Your Life
- Carbon Monoxide Questions and Answers
- Carbon Monoxide (CO) Dangers
For more information on California's law, CO safety and how to protect your family, visit www.CASafeHomes.org.
Being prepared is the key to surviving a disaster, and Prepare NorCal was created to help our Bay Area viewers be prepared. ABC7 has gathered resources and tips to make it easier for you to access preparedness information all in one place. Click here
operation 7: save a life, fire safety, community
- Three-year-old boy thrown from fire in Hayward 26 min ago
- Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway
- Peninsula cold case murders linked to Reno killing
- 7 On Your Side: The dark side of green lighting
- Fire that injured 2 under investigation in SJ 17 min ago
- Water pours from top of San Francisco high-rise 15 min ago
- Accident cleared from EB lanes of the Bay Bridge
- Cyberbullying bill responds to Audrie Pott's suicide 5 min ago
- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
- Batkid was scheduled to appear at Oscars
- Unknown good Samaritan called 911 after man's seizure
- Wheel of Fortune is coming to Northern California!
- roundup: Cal housing vote; Candlestick soccer
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Friday