There are more than 1 million firefighters in some 30,000 local fire departments throughout the country. They have a great job that overshadows their numbers and resources, keeping hundreds of millions of Americans safe, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Therefore, for the second year in a row, Nest has partnered with the Leary Firefighters Foundation to help two fire departments with $ 25,000 grants for equipment and training to perform their work safely and effectively. As of April, communities across the country had the opportunity to nominate their local departments. From thousands of deserving presentations, we chose the fire departments of Gainesville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana, for their dedication and service. Here are your stories.
In an emergency, it is essential to be prepared with the right equipment. And at home, that means smoke alarms and carbon monoxide.
The theme of this year's Fire Prevention Week is "Every second counts." We could not agree more. Building materials and furniture have changed over the years, making fires burn faster and smoke even more toxic.
Nest Protect is designed to stay updated.