The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Foundation has presented its annual Fire Commissioner’s Humanitarian Award to United Technologies Corp. Chairman and CEO Louis Chenevert in recognition of the company’s generous and longtime support for fire prevention and public safety in New York City.
The FDNY is the largest municipal fire department in the U.S. and protects more than 8 million residents. UTC companies have a distinguished history of supporting the FDNY over many years. Since 1987, every recruit to go through the FDNY fire academy has trained on a Kidde Fire Trainer simulator. Kidde Residential & Commercial, a unit of UTC Fire & Security, has supported WABC-TV on the Operation Save A Life program, donating 180,000 smoke alarms to the FDNY for distribution to families in need since 2002.
“We are pleased to partner with the FDNY and align with the department’s mission to protect New Yorkers through our support of codes and legislation that keep people safe from fire and related hazards,” says Chenevert. “In 2004, we actively participated in raising awareness of the new regulation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in residences throughout New York City. And we continued to support these efforts on a statewide level this year when New York adopted ‘Amanda’s Law,’ requiring carbon monoxide alarms in homes throughout the state.”
The FDNY Foundation also honored members of the FNDY USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) Team, who were commended for their work to help the people of Haiti following the recent earthquake disaster there.