It’s almost that time again… when we change our clocks back one hour and replace those smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. This year it falls on November 4th, so mark your calendars!
This date also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). The purpose of this program is, in working with local fire departments nationwide, Energizer and the IAFC want to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping families stay safe in their homes.
Sadly 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.*
At this time of year, when families are heating up their homes with wood burning or nature gas fireplaces, gas or electric furnaces or even propane heaters, it’s extremely important to be prepared for an unexpected fatality such as a home fire. No one wants to lose a family member due to such a horrendous event, and since prevention can be as simple as replacing a few batteries, we all should take heed and remember this quick and easy household chore each and every time the clocks are moved forward AND back for daylight savings time.
What do Cal & the Energizer Bunny have in common?
Ripken, known as the Energizer Bunny® of baseball for his record of consecutive games played (2,632!), has worked with Energizer for the past seven years to honor people and programs that celebrate positivity and make a difference.
In Chicago, Ripken will lead the first of the neighborhood canvasses with fire officials who will conduct fire safety inspections and distribute Family Safety Kits, stocked with products designed to help keep homes safe including smoke detectors, Energizer® MAX® batteries and Energizer® Weatheready® flashlights.
From October 11 through November 4, 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 for 25 days. Contained in the kit, valued at more than $150 is:
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.
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 positivenergy™
* Fire statistics were obtained from reports by the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association.
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1 Winner will be chosen at random at the end of the entry period 11/12/12. Prize is a Family Safety Kit (provided by Energizer) that contains each of the following:
A total value of $78.
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