September 16, 2020 – In honor of Fire Prevention Week™, October 4-10, 2020, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Domino’s are teaming up to launch an online sweepstakes that helps thank and recognize local U.S. fire departments for their year-round efforts to keep the public safe from fire and other hazards.
“Fire departments work tirelessly to keep their communities safe from fire and other emergencies, often putting their own health and safety on the line to help protect others,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “This year in particular has presented unique challenges for fire departments, who have served on the frontlines of the pandemic.”
NFPA and Domino’s encourage any and all individuals to nominate their local fire department for submission into the sweepstakes. Fifteen fire departments will be randomly selected and receive a $100 eGift card from Domino’s. Nominations must be submitted online by September 30; winners will be officially announced during Fire Prevention Week.
“People want to express their thanks and appreciation to first responders, but they often don’t know how. This year’s Fire Prevention Week sweepstakes serves as a simple but important way to do just that,” said Carli.
For the previous 12 years, NFPA and Domino’s have joined forces to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week through a local program which matches fire departments with their local Domino’s store to conduct smoke alarm checks in their communities.
“Our fire safety program is always a tremendous success, with participation and impact growing steadily each year,” said Jenny Fouracre, Domino’s spokesperson. “This year, we wanted to do even more, and help give back to fire departments across the U.S. We hope everyone joins in by nominating their local department.”
NFPA has been the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week – the oldest public health observance on record – for more than 95 years. This year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™,” which focuses on cooking safety; cooking equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries.
For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.
About Domino’s Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world based on retail sales, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 17,100 stores in over 90 markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $14.3 billion in 2019, with over $7.0 billion in the U.S. and nearly $7.3 billion internationally. In the second quarter of 2020, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $3.4 billion, with over $1.9 billion in the U.S. and over $1.5 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of independent franchise owners who accounted for 98% of Domino's stores as of the end of the second quarter of 2020. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2019 from digital channels, primarily online ordering and mobile applications.
In the U.S., Domino’s generates over 65% of sales via digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those developed for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo and Twitter – as well as Domino’s Hotspots®, an ordering platform featuring over 200,000 unique, non-traditional delivery locations. In June 2019, through an announced partnership with Nuro, Domino’s furthered its exploration and testing of autonomous pizza delivery. In late 2019, Domino’s opened the Domino’s Innovation Garage adjacent to its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan to fuel continued technology and operational innovation – while also launching its GPS technology, allowing customers to follow the progress of the delivery driver from store to doorstep. In mid-2020, Domino’s launched a brand-new way to order contactless carryout nationwide via Domino’s Carside Delivery™, which customers can choose when placing a prepaid online order.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, self-funded, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visitwww.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
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 declaring a national observance during that week every year since 1925. Visit www.firepreventionweek.org for more safety information.
Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1-617-984-7275