News: HoME Partners Fire Safety Initiative

HoME Hardware in conjunction with Archicentre, the CFA and MFA in Victoria, are running a three month Fire Safety Initiative that could potentially save many lives and prevent injury amongst older Victorians.

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Caption: John Nall with Kathleen Harrison (left), Margaret Reilly and Firefighter, Mac Hanson. The two ladies escaped a house fire thanks to early warning from their own smoke alarms

HoME Hardware has donated 1,000 smoke alarms with every free home health, safety and maintenance inspection for holders of Commonwealth Health Care Cards or Pensioner Concession Cards who are home owners or private renters, over the age of 60, or who are disabled.

John Nall, Group Manager Home Hardware, was at the Richmond Fire Station to launch the campaign earlier this month, where he presented the first two free smoke alarms to Kathleen and Margaret Reilly.

The two senior ladies had escaped a house fire less just two weeks before thanks to early warning from their own smoke alarms.

“I am very proud to be involved in such a unique partnership with Home Hardware, the MBF and CFA where we could potentially be saving the lives of our valued senior Victorians,” Nall said. The promotion will run until August 31, 2006.