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.*
That just blows my mind. It seems to me that smoke alarms and changing batteries twice a year is right up there with mowing the lawn and having a toilet. But, I actually had to learn my lesson the hard way about carbon monoxide detectors. The first house we rented did not have carbon monoxide detectors. It is required by our city that the landlord provide them and we took for granted they were installed until our upstairs neighbor came banging on our door because her's was going off.
As it turned out, by turning on her central air it caused all of the built up carbon monoxide from the basement to be distributed throughout the house. Thankfully, my family was not home when her alarm went off and our neighbor called the fire department. It took a few days to fix but our neighbor and her carbon monoxide detector saved our lives. It has become the first thing we check on and when necessary install when we move.
The fine folks at 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. As it happens this year marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.
What is the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program you ask? Why it is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country by spreading this life-saving reminder every time we change the clocks. That's twice a year, once in the spring and than again in the fall. Daylight savings ends on November 4 this year. That's Sunday! Are you ready?
|Cal Ripken, Jr. participated in neighborhood canvass with the Chicago Fire Department|
To know that a company will reach out and help their community impresses me so much and they are letting me give away a Family Safety Kit to one reader!
|Family Safety Kit|
Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:
- 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
After entering the rafflecopter giveaway below, check out their the Energizer Bunny® Brigade's Facebook page. If you liked their Facebook page on the rafflecopter form you will receive important fire safety tips and learn more about this important program and you are half way there to enter the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page's Family Safety Kit giveaway where lucky fans can register to receive a kit equipped with Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries, Energizer® Advanced Lithium AA Batteries, combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector, Energizer® Rubber LED Flashlight and Energizer® Flameless Wax Candles. Hurry though, although my giveaway ends Thursday, November 9th, theirs ends on Sunday!
So many opportunities to win life saving equipment! Good luck, change your clocks, changer your batteries and be safe!
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— MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) November 1, 2012
I did not receive compensation for the post but I did receive the same Family Safety Kit that I am giving away.
*Statistics provided by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.