It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks, we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time. This year the time change is on November 4 and it also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are once again working with local fire departments nationwide to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.
Ready for some eye-opening statistics?
Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.
We are asking for your helping in getting this simple important life-saving reminder out to your readers – remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life.
“In the past 25 years, the number of home fire deaths has substantially decreased,” said Chief Hank Clemmensen, IAFC president and chairman of the board. . “That success is mostly thanks to the thousands of hours—every year for 25 years—that local fire departments have dedicated to improving the safety environment through technology, policy and, especially, public education efforts like the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. But the world does not stand still, local fire department budgets are shrinking, many people still don’t have a basic baseline of protection from smoke alarms, and we must keep pace with changes in technology and the built environment, It’s still vital that homes be equipped with working smoke detectors in order to give families those critical extra seconds to escape.”
To help give more families those critical seconds, Energizer is honoring its 25th year by donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas and adopting 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation, who, in addition to batteries, will be equipped with a variety Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share 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. 4.
I do not want ANY OF YOU to go through the loss of losing your house, pets, or even worse- a loved one. And because I refuse to go through that again, I jumped at the chance to receive a Family Safety Kit, which includes the following:
- Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
- One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® Batteries (9v) with Power Seal Technology – Dependable, powerful performance for the devices that help keep your family safe; now hold their charge when stored for up to 5 years
- One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light
- Energizer Flameless Wax Candle
- Reusable Grocery Tote
The Kiddie Battery-Operator Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm is VERY loud, not to mention that it says "Fire" or "Warning: Carbon Monoxide". Since our family tends to be heavy sleepers (and I sometimes have little cousins visiting), it will no have no problem waking us up in the the event it should happen.
Because I want everyone to stay safe and thanks to the great folks at Energizer, one(1) winner will receive their own Family Safety Kit!
While you're at it, enter to win an additional Family Safety Kit! From October 11 through November 4, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day for 25 days!
I was NOT compensated for this review/giveaway. I received a FREE Family Safety Kit to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own.