I am generally a very careful person. I don't take too many risks, and I take precautions to keep my family safe. One of the ways I look out for the safety of my family is by having smoke detectors all throughout our house. We have smoke detectors in every room, directly wired in to the house. We also have one downstairs and one upstairs that are wired into our alarm system, so they can alert the fire department if one should go off. After witnessing a house fire in my neighborhood, I know they can happen through no fault of our own. If a fire were to occur in my house, I want to be alerted to it immediately so I have time to get my family to safety.
Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6. As families change their clocks, it’s a good time also for families to review their home fire safety plans, starting with changing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are asking families across the country to join them in this year’s Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® campaign. The message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate.
Throughout October, Energizer is inviting parents across the country to join the Energizer Bunny® Brigade on Facebook for a chance to win free smoke alarms and batteries for their home or a grand prize of a home fire safety makeover. It’s a fun way to get people thinking about an important topic – home fire safety – and sharing positivity within their communities.
I just joined the Bunny Brigade and got my entry in to win the home fire safety makeover! I also put in my RSVP to get a reminder to change my clocks and change my smoke detector batteries on November 6th. As parents, we always have a lot on our minds, and I don't want to forget this very important task. I want to encourage you to use the extra hour “gained” to remind your friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries, and to help those who may need assistance.
Firefighters work tirelessly to help reduce the risk factors by educating their residents on the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. Over the past 23 years, Energizer has donated more than four million batteries to local fire departments. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country. For more information, please visit nowthatspositivenergy.com.
~*~Two of my readers are going to win a smoke detector equipped with Energizer batteries!~*~
Disclosure: All opinions are my own. No compensation was received in exchange for this post. A big Thank You to Energizer for providing the giveaway prizes!