Did you know, 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.*
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 can make the difference in whether you have the critical extra seconds to safely escape. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have worked for decades to change those numbers with the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, and this fall they are continuing that work with firefighters across the country bringing the total number of batteries donated to 5 million.
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.
From now through November 3, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. Here you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win an additional Family Safety Kit. Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day. Contained in the kit, valued at more than $167 is:
· One reusable grocery tote
· Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
· One Kidde fire extinguisher
· One 4-pack of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
· One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
· One 4-pack of Energizer® MAX® AA batteries
· Two Energizer Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlights
· One Energizer Bunny® Plush Bunny
In addition you can find fire safety tips, a home escape plan that you can download and draw your family’s home escape plan, as well as a coloring and activity sheet.
Last year, I shared my story on how my family lost our home to a fire back in 2001. This year, I have teamed up with Energizer once again to share ways to keep your family safe for another year. I got the chance to check out a Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm, an Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight, 2 packs of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries, 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries, and a reusable grocery tote.
Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm did not fail to impress. It was loud, and it emits 2 different beeps, depending on the alarm. Even if you are such a heavy sleeper that not even a train in the middle of the room could wake you up, you will NOT miss this alarm. It is VERY loud. It also says "Warning Fire" or "Warning Carbon Monoxide" so you know EXACTLY what the problem is.
I will say this- putting up this alarm in the bedroom reminded me to check the batteries in the other alarms and change them. As you can tell, fire safety is very important to my family.
We all want our families to stay safe. One(1) winner will receive the following:
- One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years
- 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
- One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
Enter below. Good luck!
I was NOT compensated for this review/giveaway. I received the products mentioned above to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own. Your experience may differ.