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New Hampshire Couple Survives House Fire With Help From ADT Professional Monitoring and Volunteer Responders

November 13, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT), the leading provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, celebrated a LifeSaver event today in Sunapee, New Hampshire where ADT customers Jim and Barb Duling escaped harm from an early morning fire in their home.

Barb was suddenly awakened by the home’s ADT-monitored smoke detector.

“My husband also heard the beeps and hollered at me from his bedroom to get up,” said Barb. “I put on my leg braces, got our dog and headed outside. As I was leaving, I saw a layer of smoke which burned my eyes and made me cough.”

ADT called to verify the fire. In a panicked voice, Jim stated his house was on fire and to dispatch the fire department.

“Even though it was the middle of the night and the firefighters are volunteers, they were here in minutes,” Jim said. “After searching for the source, they determined the smoke was coming from a faulty furnace motor. It was shut off and has since been repaired.”

ADT awarded $5,000 to the Sunapee Fire Department, which will use the funds to purchase additional safety equipment to help local citizens.

“This call was an excellent example of how the security system worked and people did their jobs to ensure the Dulings were kept safe,” said Fire Chief Dan Ruggles.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there have been at least 1,962 fire fatalities in the U.S. since January. Winter months are peak times for home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association.

ADT recently announced a $100,000 contribution to the National Volunteer Fire Council to help strengthen volunteer fire departments in communities across America bring awareness for the need for volunteer firefighters. To learn more visit https://www.adt.com/volunteers/firefighters.

About ADT ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada, people on-the-go and their networks. Making security more accessible than ever before, and backed by 24/7 customer support, ADT is committed to providing superior customer service with a focus on speed and quality of responsiveness, helping customers feel safer and empowered. ADT is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and employs approximately 17,500 people in the United States and Canada.

Media RelationsBob Tuckertel: +1 561.289.0436 btucker@adt.com

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