The HBA Charitable Foundation will make its largest Smoke Alarms Donation to date to local area fire departments as a part of the Home Builders For Fire Safety Campaign. In an effort to reach smaller, rural fire departments with tighter budgets, the HBA Charitable Foundation is donating these smoke alarms to Republic, Fair Grove, Willard, Ozark, Nixa, Logan-Rogersville, Ebenezer, Strafford, and Battlefield Fire Departments. This massive donation from the HBA Charitable Foundation was made possible through partnerships with the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, Metro Appliances & More, Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems and Murney Associates, Realtors. All in all, approximately 900 dual ionized smoke alarms with batteries will be donated.
The HBA Board of Directors 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. This year, the smoke alarm donations are being made during Fire Prevention Week to help insure the week is a success for area fire departments. These 900 smoke alarms represent the potential to protect and save more than 2,300 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 on Wednesday, October 11th at Logan-Rogersville Fire Station #1 at 3 p.m., located at 3427 MO 125, Rogersville, Missouri.
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 sensors clean and free of dust build-up to ensure proper functionality.
The donation of 900 smoke alarms is a 100% private-sector initiative (no tax dollars were utilized for this donation). HBA members Metro Appliances & More, Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice, Krueger Geothermal Systems 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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION THAT COULD SAVE LIVES!!!