In addition to the smoke alarm donation, each year the HBA Charitable Foundation recognizes an individual that excels in Fire Safety Education. This year we have modified the title of the award to Public Safety. Find out who is the winner on September 29th!
Previous winners of the #1 at Educating Children About Fire Safety awards were:
- Stefanie Shell - 2019
- Eleazar Soto - 2018
- Kevin Blake "The Dog" Loveland - 2017
September 29th at 2:00pm • Fair Grove Fire Department
340 W Eagle Ridge Court, Fair Grove, MO
On September 29th the HBA Charitable Foundation will be making its smoke alarm donation to local area fire departments as a part of the Home Builders For Fire Safety Campaign. In an effort to reach fire departments of all sizes, the HBA Charitable Foundation will be donating these smoke alarms to Fair Grove, Republic, Willard, Ozark, Nixa, Logan-Rogersville, Ebenezer, Strafford and Battlefield Fire Departments. This generous donation from the HBA Charitable Foundation will be made possible this year through partnerships with the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems, HM Risk and Murney Associates, Realtors. All in all, approximately 810 dual ionized smoke alarms with batteries will be donated.
The HBA Charitable Foundation and its partners proactively support promoting the effectiveness of working smoke alarms in our community outreach program “Home Builders for Fire Safety Initiative” to save lives. Smoke alarm donations will be made prior to Fire Prevention Week to help insure the week is a success for area fire departments. These 810 smoke alarms represent the potential to protect and save more than 2,000 friends and neighbors in area communities.
Representatives from Logan-Rogersville, Republic, Ozark, Nixa, Willard, Fair Grove, Ebenezer, Strafford and Battlefield will be presented with the smoke alarms in a ceremony at 2pm on Wednesday, September 29th at the Fair Grove Fire Department located at 340 W. Eagle Ridge Court, Fair Grove, MO.
It is important to make sure that older homes, built before smoke alarms were required by code, have working smoke alarms. Older homes are where the vast majority of residential fire deaths still occur, and they are where our attention should be focused to save lives. Working smoke alarms are proven life-savers. They are the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective method to prevent fire deaths and loss of property.
Likewise, maintenance and care for smoke alarms is more extensive than many people realize. Aside from ensuring the batteries remain active, homeowners should check the expiration date associated with their smoke alarm. It is also important to keep the alarms clean and free of dust build-up to ensure proper functionality.
This large donation of smoke alarms is a 100% private-sector initiative (no tax dollars were utilized for this donation). HBA members Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems, HM Risk and Murney Associates, Realtors and the HBA partnered with the HBA Charitable Foundation to purchase these smoke alarms and batteries and are proud to work with the area fire departments in this effort for our communities.