November 4 marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program and in just a few weeks on November 4th we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time. I never look forward to changing my clocks back in the fall because that means we’ll be getting darker earlier, I lose an hour of sleep and there’s an adjustment period to getting the kids sleep schedules back on track. But one thing that I hold at high priority is making sure my family is safe from fire and monoxide poisoning. 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.
The importance of doing this should be top priority and I know that first hand. Approximately 15 yrs ago a smoke alarm saved my son and myself from a 24 unit building going up in flames. We lost just about everything we owned but thankfully our cat got out alive, too.
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.*
This simple important life-saving reminder can be so imperative to friends and loved one’s and spreading this message can be as easy as striking up a conversation with a stranger or a simple phone call to a loved one or friend. Remembering to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life.
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WIN IT: Energizer is offering a Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote for 1 Night Owl Mama reader (approximately $78 per kit)
- 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® Flameless Wax Candle – Enjoy the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the worry of open flame or hassle of soot and dripping wax
- One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries; includes safety whistle and imprinted preparedness checklist
- One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
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disclosure: I was provided with a Kit to share my thoughts and promote. no other compensation was provided.