Andersen Offers Fire Safety Resources for National Fire Prevention Week

Press Release from Andersen Corporation

BAYPORT, Minn., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Andersen Windows is encouraging homeowners to familiarize themselves with ways to prevent and prepare for home fires. As part of its LookOut For Kids® window safety program, Andersen offers materials and tips to help educate homeowners and caregivers on window safety and home-related accidents.

The LookOut For Kids® program offers helpful dos and don’ts to protect your home and family from fires.

"People tend to feel safest in their home, however, it is also the place that poses the greatest risk to fire, with four out of five U.S. fire deaths occurring at home, according to the National Fire Protection Association," said Annie Zipfel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Andersen Corporation. "Through the LookOut For Kids window program, Andersen reminds parents and caregivers about steps they can take to prepare for the potential of a fire in their home."

The LookOut For Kids program offers some helpful dos and don'ts to protect your home and family from fires:

DO

  • Develop a family escape plan which includes two ways out of each room
  • Check your smoke detectors to make sure they are in working condition
  • Consider adding a carbon monoxide detector

DON'T

  • Apply energy-efficient films and coverings to windows designated in your family emergency plan as escape or rescue windows
  • Paint, nail or weather-strip windows shut

Andersen and the LookOut For Kids program support the National Fire Protection Association's campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere™," which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire.

For more tips or information about the program and to download activities, please visit www.andersenwindows.com/windowsafety.

About Andersen Corporation

Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen®, Renewal by Andersen®, Silver Line®, American Craftsman®, EMCO®, Weiland®, MQ™ and Heritage™ brands. Andersen, a privately held company, was founded in 1903 and employs more than 12,000 people with manufacturing sites in North America and Europe. Andersen has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Visit us at andersencorporation.com.

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"Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere" is a trademark of the National Fire Protection Association. "Andersen" and all other marks are trademarks of Andersen Corporation.

Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the Andersen(R), Renewal by Andersen(R), Silver Line(R) and American Craftsman(R) brands. Andersen was founded in 1903 and employs nearly 11,000 people in locations across North America. Andersen is a privately held company. Visit us at andersencorporation.com.

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