MEBANE, N.C., Feb. 23, 2015 — NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick and Kidde Fire Safety have teamed up to promote home fire safety and prevention. On Feb. 13, Harvick and Kidde donated Kidde smoke alarms with sealed 10-year batteries to the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA) at the Daytona International Speedway. Harvick is also spreading the word about fire safety by sharing his own personal home fire experience in new Share Your Story videos on Kidde’s website and YouTube channel. In late 2013, Harvick, his wife and his son escaped without injury when a fire abruptly started in their North Carolina home. Due to a working smoke alarm and a quick response from the local fire department, Harvick and his family members’ lives were spared and their home was saved. Since the incident, he has sought to educate the public about the importance of working smoke alarms and to show appreciation to firefighters. “I know first-hand that smoke alarms are a key factor in protecting what matters most — our families and our homes,” Harvick said.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and Project Paradigm (a private foundation) invite youth aged 7 to 18 to join The Paradigm Challenge, an annual competition to affect positive change in the world.The first annual Challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires – America’s #1 disaster threat. Project Paradigm will award cash prizes of up to $100,000 to the top 100 teams.
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