Smoke Alarms Saves Lives
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. Be sure to not only test you alarms by pushing the test button, but also test the sensors. There are smoke simulator aerosols that can be purchased at hardware stores and online. American Red Cross stated that the "fire death rate in homes with working smoke alarms is 51% less than the rate for homes without this protection.” In other words, smoke alarm could cut your chances of dying in a fire in half.
Learn more about how the HBA of Greater Springfield, the HBA Charitable Foundation and it's members donate smoke alarms to local fire departments to help save lives.
The HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) is the charitable arm of the HBA of Greater Springfield. The HBACF exists to allow HBA members to give back to our community. What does the HBACF do? The HBACF believes in giving back to our community in a variety of ways. Whether funding scholarships…Read More
On October 1st at 2pm the HBA Charitable Foundation made 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 donated these smoke alarms to Republic,…Read More
The HBA Charitable Foundation Super Hero 5K Fun Run on October 13th, 2018, started out chilly, but those who braved the cooler temperatures were in for a treat. Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow and other super heroes were on hand to begin the race and to cheer on the runners…Read More
The HBA Charitable Foundation will make its largest donation to date 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 is donating these smoke alarms to Republic, Fair Grove,…Read More
In short. You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com (Go directly…Read More
The HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) is ready to roll with the Construction Run 5K Walk-Run 2017 scheduled for 8am, October 14th at the Frisco Highline Trail in Willard. Entry fee after September 14th is $35/person. You can SIGN UP NOW by going to hbags.info/hbacf5k2017, or call the HBA office to register (417.881.3711). This event is the primary…Read More
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…Read More
LOOKING FOR RUNNERS,WALKERS & SPONSORS!! The HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) is hard at work planning this year’s Construction Fun Run scheduled for 8am, October 14th at the Frisco Highline Trail in Willard. Early Bird Entry Fee is $25/person until September 14th. If you register after September 14th, the entry fee…Read More
The second annual HBACF Construction Run will be October 14th, 2017 at the Ozark Greenway Frisco Highline Trail. DATE: Saturday, October 14, 2017 CHECK-IN: 7am RACE: 8am LOCATION: Starts at Willard Middle School – Ozark Greenway Frisco Highline Trail REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register $25 Early Registration (before Sept 15) $35 Late…Read More