This year has flown by so fast; it’s hard for me to believe that it’s almost November! November 3 is when we “fall back” and change our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time. It’s also the time of year when Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and fire departments nationwide join forces for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. This program is all about raising awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to help keep families safe!
This year marks the 26th year for this wonderful program and the message is always relevant and important.
I can remember a kitchen fire we had in our home when I was a child. Mom was making french fries and the oil got out of hand. It was amazing how fast the fire spread and I still remember the terror of trying to make sure everyone was out of the house and safe!
I feel that anything we can do to minimize the risk is a blessing and smoke alarms with working batteries are a large part of helping families get out safely in any emergency.
Fact: 38% of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms and 24% occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, often due to missing or dead batteries.
Energizer would love you to start a new tradition in your home. Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – keep your family safe!
Energizer is also offering one of my readers their own Family Safety Kit which comes in a reusable grocery tote:
Inside you’ll find:
· One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries
· 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
Simply enter via Rafflecopter below.
Also, from now through November 3, you can visit the Energizer Bunny Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. Here you can enter a sweepstakes to win another Family Safety Kit as one will be given away each day. These kits have a value of over $167.00.
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.
Often the simplest actions can do the most good. Stay safe!
Disclosure: I received a kit just like the one that is being given away here, however, all opinions are strictly my own.