Smoke alarm pledge sweepstakes winner announced, with grand prize trip to LEGOLAND Florida Resort or LEGOLAND California Resort
October 9, 2014
– As a national sponsor of LEGOLAND® Parks, the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) joined LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
today to celebrate Fire Prevention Week
(Oct. 5-11) with a special fire safety day in the park. Fire safety day featured live performances by PBS personality Steve Rosnolek of “SteveSongs” fame. NFPA teamed up with SteveSongs this year to help educate children about fire safety, including the release of a children’s music video, “Little Rosalie”
, which informs children about what to do when they hear the sound of a home smoke alarm.
The fire safety day was held at LEGOLAND Florida’s longest-running live show “The Big Test”, an acrobatic comedy in which the Fun Town Volunteer Firefighters try to become “real” firefighters. The event also included a number of learning stations with key safety messages from NFPA, highlighting smoke alarm testing, and meet and greet sessions with local firefighters.
NFPA also announced today the grand prize winner of its smoke alarm pledge sweepstakes in partnership with LEGOLAND Florida Resort and LEGOLAND® California Resort. The winner, Laura Patterson, Woodland, Wash., will choose a prize trip for up to four people to either park. The pledge, which ran September 2 to October 5, encouraged the public to test their smoke alarms each month, and was created to reinforce this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”. Additional prizes are being awarded to 10 smoke alarm pledge participants who win free tickets to LEGOLAND Florida Resort or LEGOLAND California Resort.
“Getting the word out about the importance of working smoke alarms is so important to help save lives from home fires,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Teaming up with our LEGOLAND partners to sponsor the smoke alarm pledge and hold special events around Fire Prevention Week is a great way to inform children and their families through fun and entertaining time together.”
“Combining fun with learning is a key part of LEGOLAND Florida‘s mission,” said LEGOLAND Florida Resort General Manager Adrian Jones. “We’re excited to team up with NFPA and actively support Fire Prevention Week, and help educate children on the importance of smoke alarms and fire safety.”
This year represents the third year NFPA and LEGOLAND Parks have joined forces to promote Fire Prevention Week and its home fire safety messages. NFPA and LEGOLAND California Resort teamed up recently to reach families about testing home smoke alarms during an appreciation day for local firefighters.
According to NFPA statistics, about 3,000 people die in U.S. fires each year, with the majority of those deaths occurring in homes. Three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes where there are no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Meanwhile, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half.
For more information about smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, visit www.FPW.org.
About LEGOLAND Florida
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a 150-acre interactive theme park with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, a Water Park and The LEGO® World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network all geared to families with children ages 2 to 12. Recently announced, The LEGOLAND Hotel will open in 2015 featuring 152 highly themed rooms and suites, LEGO décor, interactive play areas, a pool and a restaurant. There are currently five other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London and LEGOLAND Malaysia —the sixth LEGOLAND Park and first in Asia. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com.
About LEGOLAND California Resort
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park and LEGOLAND® Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Model Display, Pirate Reef and Dino Island. SEA LIFE Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 living creatures and incorporates LEGO® models into a child’s voyage to the depths of the ocean featuring play zones, fun facts and quiz trails. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River. New this year, LEGO Legends of Chima Water Park presented by Cartoon Network where guests splash about in a Lion Temple Wave Pool, slide out of a crocodile’s mouth and race LEGO boats. The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, or kingdom plus more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the three-story hotel. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com, or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.
About Fire Prevention Week
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week since 1922. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
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Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275