Kidde and Country Music Star Chris Young Partner to Shine a ‘Spotlight on Fire Safety’

imageGrammy nominated singer Chris Young and Kidde Fire Safety are partnering to shine a “Spotlight on Fire Safety.” The televised ad campaign features the Country Music chart-topper and highlights how Kidde’s Worry-Free sealed-battery smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms help provide peace of mind and help keep consumers safe. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). 

 

Filmed on location with the Nashville Fire Department, the 30- and 15-second spots featuring the RCA Records Nashville recording artist will air on ABC stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Houston, Raleigh, Fresno and Nashville beginning Oct. 27 in the weeks surrounding The 48th CMA Music Awards on ABC on Nov. 5. Young and Kidde representatives will join national and local fire service leaders for an official “kick off” the morning of The CMA Awards in Nashville.

 

“It really hit home for me the day we filmed the commercial when one of my best friends texted me that he had just gotten his dream job as a firefighter with the Clarksville (Tennessee) Fire Department,” said Young. “I’m glad to know I can help keep him and other firefighters safer at work with Kidde’s ‘Spotlight on Fire Safety.’”

 

“Working with Chris Young and the Nashville Fire Department was a great experience,” said Chris Rovenstine, vice president of marketing, Kidde. “This is our third year locally sponsoring The CMA Awards on ABC. Kidde’s mission, to help protect family and property from fire, directly aligns with the core values of many country music fans — family, home and safety. It’s a partnership that resonates and that will hopefully help save lives.”

 

Kidde’s Worry-Free alarms are designed to simplify choosing the right alarm for the right location. It is the first UL-listed comprehensive line of smoke, CO and combination alarms containing a sealed, lithium battery that lasts 10 years — eliminating low battery chirps and providing nonstop protection.

 

The campaign with Young also includes a 30-second public service announcement focusing on simple home fire safety steps:

  1. Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. Consider installing smoke alarms with a 10-year sealed-in, tamper-proof battery such as Kidde’s Worry-Free alarms.
  2. Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home.
  3. Install UL-listed CO alarms on each floor and near bedrooms.
  4. Create and practice an escape plan with your family.
  5. Commit to being a safety hero. Staying fire safe helps keep your family safer and reduces the risk of injury and death to firefighters.

To view the ads, visit YouTube.com/user/KiddeFireSafety or www.kidde.com.

 

About Chris Young 

 

Chris Young’s latest album A.M. has already yielded his Gold certified, sixth chart-topper “Who I Am With You” and Top 5 hit and Gold certified single “Aw Naw.” His latest hit, “Lonely Eyes,” is quickly climbing the charts. Fans can follow Chris on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter and get tickets to catch him on the A.M. World Tour atwww.chrisyoungcountry.com.

 

About The CMA Awards

 

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of The CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021.

 

About Kidde 

 

Kidde is a leading manufacturer of residential smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms and fire extinguishers, and has been delivering advanced fire-safety technology since it produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system nearly 100 years ago. Kidde is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kidde.com or follow @KiddeSafety on Twitter.

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