Melville, NY — July 19, 2009 — Underwriters Laboratories, a recognized global leader in fire research, standards development and the testing and certification of products, joined the Long Island Ducks baseball team to promote a community Fire Safety Day at Citi Field, home of the Long Island Ducks baseball on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The Long Island Ducks are a Long Island-based independent, minor league baseball team and a staple of the Long Island, New York community for the past 10 years.
"UL has had a major presence on Long Island since 1963," comments Richard Martin, Operations Manager, UL Melville. "We are consistently looking for ways to help promote safety not only from a global perspective, but also at the local level where we work and live."
In addition to UL volunteers manning tables inside and outside the stadium distributing fire safety literature to attending fans, UL’s partner, Radio Disney, broadcasted live outside the stadium before the game promoting a joint "I Am Safety Smart" theme. Safety literature on a variety of topics ranging from smoke detectors to CO detection, to the need for a Home Fire Escape plan was made available to all fans. Information regarding UL’s recent fire research and public education activities were also distributed.