Founded by Walter Kidde, a pioneer in early smoke detection and fire suppression, Kidde is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fire safety products. Each day, we work to expand upon our legacy of innovation, providing advanced solutions to protect people and property from fire and related hazards.
In 1917, Walter Kidde founded the Walter Kidde Company, which produced the first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use on board ships. This invention marked just one of many firsts that would help make the world a safer place to live and define a 100-year history of industry leadership.
At Kidde, we are a world leader in our industry. And we recognize that with leadership comes a responsibility to the communities we serve. That’s why we actively give back through charitable programs and partnerships. In fact, each year, Kidde donates more than 100,000 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers to fire departments and non-profit organizations across the country.