If you haven’t marked you calendar yet, we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time on November 4th this year. This is the perfect time to ensure your family’s safety throughout the next year by changing out the batteries in your smoke detectors and emergency flashlights. Keep your loved ones safe by making this yearly practice suggested by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), a tradition in your home.
“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”. (Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association) I don’t know about you, but I could never forgive myself, if my failure to change out a simple battery caused me to lose a family member.
So look around right now, and put the batteries you will need on your shopping list now, so they will be readily on hand for November 4th. Get the children involved, so they will already have the routine firmly established in their minds when they are grown. Upgrade to Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms, if you still have the old style, and be sure to check functionality.
From now through November 4th, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab, to be entered into a daily drawing for a deluxe Family Safety Kit valued at $150, which is pretty much a doubled up version of the kit below with an Energizer Bunny Plush Bunny added for good measure. While you are on the Facebook page, check out the fire safety tips, downloadable family home escape plan and children’s printables.
One lucky reader will win a Family Safety Kit ($78 arv) :
- Reusable grocery tote
- Two packages of Energizer® MAX® Batteries with Power Seal Technology
- One Energizer® Flameless Wax Candle
- 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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Media sample provided. All experiences and opinions presented here are my own.