Domino’s Pizza Delivering Association’s Fire Safety Tips
Now when you order a Domino's pizza, you’ll get a free side of fire safety tips.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wants to remind people to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks, and partner Domino’s Pizza is helping to do just that.
With every pizza, Domino’s customers will receive a flier—attached to the top of the pizza box—listing fire safety tips and a reminder to check their smoke detectors during the month of March. For more than eight years, the pizza company has been helping NFPA deliver this message to customers, reminding them when they adjust their clocks for daylight savings both in the fall and spring, they should also check that their smoke detectors are working properly.
“Domino’s reaches thousands of people through delivery on a daily basis, and we want to use that opportunity to share fire safety tips with families across the country,” Domino’s Spokesperson Jenny Fouracre said in a statement. “Daylight saving time is a great time to remember to change your smoke alarm batteries after you set your clocks ahead. This small step is an easy one, but it can help save lives.”
Having a functioning smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a house fire in half, according to statistics from NFPA. The association also found that 38 percent of home fire deaths occur in houses without smoke alarms, and 21 percent occur in homes with malfunctioning or dead smoke detectors.
“Working smoke alarms can make the difference between life and death in a home fire,” NFPA’s Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli said in the release. “That’s why it’s so important to make sure they’re working properly. We applaud Domino’s for their efforts to remind the public about replacing the batteries in their smoke alarms, and helping to ensure that they’re adequately protected in the event of a home fire.”
NFPA encourages homeowners to install and interconnect smoke detectors in their home, consistently test the alarm and replace the batteries, and establish an escape plan for everyone who lives in the house in case of a fire.
This year, daylight saving time begins on March 13.