AKE wants to give back to the community. We consistently hear about devastating fires in homes that did not have smoke alarms and decided to take action to help keep families fire safe.
At AKE Safety Equipment, we have spent the past 26 years obsessed with fire safety and protection. Whether it’s the home, the farm, or one of the many fire departments we supply, we always put our customers first. Fire is a serious danger and concern for every community. Home fires are more common than you think and can be caused in a multitude of ways. At AKE, we’re not just about fire extinguishers, we’re about helping keep communities fire safe.
Many families do not have smoke alarms or access to acquire them. We want to help solve that problem as we have before with Lawrence Z. of a Wisconsin. Lawrence had previously purchased our product, and also received 5 free smoke alarms. In October of 2015, those smoke alarms saved not only his life, but the lives of his wife and 5 children. If they didn’t have smoke alarms, the family probably would not have noticed the fire quickly spreading throughout their home. As Lawrence will tell you, a house fire is the last thing you expect to happen and to make sure you’re family stays protected with fire safety equipment. The NFPA reports that death rates are twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke detectors and in 2014, alone, there were 3,275 reported fire-related deaths.
At AKE, we decided to help decrease this statistic. As of June 1, 2016, we will release advertisements in numerous publications detailing how families can request USI Electric battery operated smoke alarms to be sent to their homes. We are giving away 1,000 smoke alarms, 2 per household, to help communities stay safe and protect their families. These smoke alarms are entirely free and ship for free as well.
AKE Owner, Allen Kronebusch, states “I’ve met many people who did not have smoke alarms and heard their stories of tragedy and loss. I passionately believe that these families deserve to have the ability to protect themselves and we can help achieve that. We can help turn what could be a major tragedy into a minor inconvenience.”
You can watch our interview with KAAL-TV:
Interview filmed and edited by Karsen Forsman, KAAL-TV.
At AKE Safety Equipment, we aren’t just a company that makes fire extinguishers. We are a company that cares about the well-being of our community and actively seeks to help them be fire safe. As the makers of “The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher®” we have a duty to do everything in our power to keep our customers informed and protected from fire. To receive 2 free smoke alarms call: 800-586-1639.