The Fall season is quickly moving along. On Nov 3, less then a few weeks, it will be time to Fall back and change our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time. This is a good time to share a reminder from Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and fire departments nationwide about the "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" program.
Too many of us know someone who has been impacted by a home fire and believe it can never happen to “me.” Yet, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that 28 million homes are at risk because they either don’t have smoke alarms or their smoke alarms do not work, mostly due to dead or missing batteries.
A working smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors can make the difference in whether you have the critical extra seconds to safely escape.
For 26 years, the "Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery" program has raised awareness of the importance of replaceing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to keep families safe in their homes. A great time to do this is when changing clocks for daylight saving time.
Families are encouraged to use the extra hour “gained” from the end of daylight saving time to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.
From now through November 3, families visit the Energizer Bunny Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. Here they will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a Family Safety Kit. Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit (valued at more than $167) per day.
Also, to help give more families those critical seconds, Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries this fall to fire departments across the country to distribute to families in their communities. Together, they will host Home Safety Days and neighborhood canvasses spanning throughout National Fire Prevention Month in October until the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country. that’s positivenergyTM.
For more information on the program and to download fire safety materials, visit www.energizer.com/change
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(1) of (2) Energizer Family Safety Kits (Each value is approximately $60) complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:
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- One 1-pack of Energizer MAX 9 volt batteries
- One Energizer Weatheready LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
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