Ring’s End Commemorates National Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 9



Event Commemorates National Fire Prevention Week


DARIEN, Conn – (September, 2010) – Ring’s End, Inc. is hosting “Fire Prevention Saturday” events at all of its locations on Saturday, October 9, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These free events coincide with National Fire Prevention Week, which began to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of October 8 – 10, 1871. Many area fire departments will have local firefighters and fire engines on hand, and families will receive a free 2-pack of 9-volt batteries (while supplies last) for their home smoke detectors. Additionally, Ring’s End is offering 15% off the purchase of all fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors.

Fire safety information will be available, and free refreshments will be served. Participating stores are located inBethel, Branford, Darien, Niantic, New London, New Milford, Norwalk, Wilton, CT, and Lewisboro, NY. Directions to the stores can be found on the Ring’s End website.

“National Fire Prevention Week provides an excellent opportunity to educate and encourage families to take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their homes,” said Elliot Greenberg, Vice President Sales and Operations for Ring’s End. “Ring’s End is proud to support the work of our area fire departments, and we also want to honor the many Ring’s End employees who serve their communities as volunteer firefighters,” he added.

“Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” is the official theme for the National Fire Protection Association’sFire Prevention Week, October 3-9, 2010. NFPA, the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for nearly 90 years, hopes to educate people about the importance of smoke alarms and encourages everyone to take the steps necessary to update and maintain their home smoke alarm protection.

According to NFPA statistics, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half. Between 2003 and 2006, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from the absence of smoke alarms or non-working smoke alarms. In more than half of the reported fires, in which the fire was large enough to signal the alarm, batteries were missing or disconnected from the smoke detector. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, and batteries should be replaced twice a year coinciding with “change your clocks, change your batteries.”

Carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless and toxic gas, can kill before families are even aware of its presence in their home. It is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) recommends that every home should have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. CPSC also urges consumers to have a professional inspection of all fuel-burning appliances – including furnaces, stoves, fireplaces, clothes dryers, water heaters, and space heaters – to detect deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Generators should only be used with proper ventilation.

Ring’s End Lumber provides a one-stop source for lumber, millwork and building materials, kitchen and bath cabinetry, paint and painting supplies, architectural hardware, tools, and hardware for area contractors, decorators and homeowners.  Known for the quality and depth of its inventory and the expertise of its staff for more than 100 years, Ring’s End has full-service stores in Darien, Bethel, Branford, Niantic, New Milford, Wilton, CT, and Lewisboro, NY, a stand-alone Paint Center in New London, CT, a new Paint & Design Center in Norwalk, CT, a custom moulding and millwork manufacturing facility in Milford, CT, and a central distribution and education center in Stratford, CT. Visit Ring’s End on the Web at www.ringsend.com.



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