It's Fire Safety Month! Keep your family safe with the Family Safety Kit! {Review + Giveaway}

Monday, October 29, 2012


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.

MY STORY
It's hard to imagine that it's been almost 10 years since my family has been through a house fire. Yep, you're very own Edge of Insanity blogger has been through a house fire. It's more frightening that you can ever imagine. Here's what happened: It was December 29, 2001. We were driving back from out of town and we were headed home. But all of a sudden, my stomach growled and asked if we could stop by Burger King to get something to eat. Originally, that wasn't in the plan. We were all going to go home and take naps to decompress from the trip. If we hadn't stopped at Burger King, we would've been in the house- asleep. And I'm not 100% sure our smoke alarms were working correctly. We lost everything, even some pets. As I type this, the images from the horrific day come rushing. to my mind.

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.


Giveaway
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!

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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.

48 comments:

peg42 said...

I learned that For 25 years, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program has been dedicated to sharing this life-saving reminder.
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Tiffany Larson said...

I like the idea of changing your carbon monoxide and smoke alarm batteries on a certain date every year. Great reminder

eclairre said...

I learned "DON’T mix old and new batteries, or mix different types or makes of batteries. This can cause leakage or rupture, resulting in personal injury or property damage."

mkjmc said...

his year to celebrate the silver anniversary of one of the nation’s top home fire safety programs, Energizer will adopt 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation and equip them with Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities.

dlhaley said...

I learned that should Change Your Clock then Change Your Batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Kathy Artis said...

This year on November 4th, the nation will change its clock for the end of Daylight Savings time.

Julieann R said...

DO keep flashlights stored in multiple locations in your house and car — in a cabinet or drawer, near your bed in case of home emergencies and in your glove compartment.

Heather Wone said...

I learned that the "Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program" has been around for 25 years, reminding people each year!

PAIGE said...

I learned battery development began in the 18th century
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Marti Parks said...

I learned that Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.

abfantom said...

I learned that you shouldn't carry loose batteries in a pocket or purse with metal objects like coins, paper clips, etc. This can short-circuit the battery, leading to high heat or leakage.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

debijackson said...

Nov 4 is time to change the clock and the batteries
debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Judy W said...

That we really need to get a family emergency escape plan!
jwilson921(at)yahoo.com

cassi said...

Energizer is also donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.

ithinkthrifty said...

Energizer will adopt 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation and equip them with Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities.

Carly H. said...

I learned that you shouldn't mix batteries.

Stephanie Larison said...

Dont mix older batteries with new ones

Julia said...

Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families.

heymissvirginia said...

I learned that Energizer is also donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.
Virginia Rowell

Jenndiggy said...

Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries.

jenndiggy at gmail dot com

Sass said...

Storing an unopened pack of batteries with the flashlight is a good idea.

Debra said...

For 25 years, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program

Jennifer Reed said...

I learned that this year to celebrate the silver anniversary of one of the nation’s top home fire safety programs, Energizer will adopt 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation and equip them with Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities.

Tamar said...

I learned that the energizer bunny page is hosting a giveaway

yellowlabs said...

I learned that Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.

kathy pease said...

Energizer will adopt 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation and equip them with Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities. As in year’s past, Energizer is also donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.

amy16323 said...

we need an escape plan
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

brich2222 said...

they are equipping 25 fire departments in 25 cities with safety products!

brich22 at earthlink dot net

stew said...

I learned that Energizer® MAX® has a shelf life of up to 10 years!

Charlene said...

I learned that developing a family emergency escape plan can be crucial to everyone’s safety. The more prepared a family is, the more quickly and calmly they will react in case of an emergency.

ham123 said...

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program has been around for 25 years

Diana Stanhope said...

I learned to use all new batteries and don't mix ones that are old and still work with new ones.

Melanie Montgomery said...

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery has been around for 25 years.

Erica C. said...

I had no idea that this program had been around for 25 years!
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen said...

This year to celebrate the silver anniversary of one of the nation’s top home fire safety programs, Energizer will adopt 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation and equip them with Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities. Thanks for the giveaway.

clynsg said...

I learned this program has been underway for 25 years--had no idea it had been going on that long.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Tanya Bartlett said...

I learned not to mix old and new batteries

Jenny18286 said...

I learned that they are donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments so they can pass them out to families

Chip said...

The first Eveready flashlight was patented back in 1898.

Jo said...

I learned that "Developing a family emergency escape plan can be crucial to everyone’s safety."
jofo120 at yahoo dot com

Chris Alejandro said...

I learned that it's easy to keep safe simply by changing the battery at the same time I change the clock. Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

Tanya White said...

Energizer is also donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas

wendy said...

I learned that Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country which is a very cool thing to do

tlcfromtn said...

Batteries may have been around as long as 2,000 years ago

Vikki Billings said...

the one thing that I learned that I did not know was that you should not mix old and new batteries or different brands of batteries.

vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I learned Energizer is also donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.

Kristin said...

Energizer is donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas.

MELINA said...

learned/like the idea about changing the batteries on your battery appliance smoke detectors and clocks on a specific date

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