It’s that time of year again already! It’s almost daylight savings time and time to change your clocks! This year the time change is on November 4 and it also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. 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.
On Monday, Oct. 1, one week before the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire that killed hundreds and devastated the city in 1871, the Energizer Bunny® Brigade led by MLB Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. “re-created” the O’Leary barn, where by legend, the fire started at an event on the grounds of the Chicago Water Tower, the only building to survive the fire. The story goes that Mrs. Catherine O’Leary’s cow kicked over a candle, starting an inferno that consumed 3.3 square miles of the city. But on this occasion, Ripken and Chicago firefighters demonstrated how advances and educational programs over the past century have made our communities safer so mass fire tragedies can be prevented.
Energizer is honoring its 25th year by donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas and adopting 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation, who, in addition to batteries, will be equipped with a variety Energizer® family safety products for their department and to share in their communities. Together, they will host Home Safety Days and neighborhood canvasses spanning throughout National Fire Prevention Month in October until the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 4. [Excerpt from Energizer's Press Release on Oct. 2, 2012.]
A staggering 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 statistics were obtained from reports by the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association.) Together, Energizer and Mommy PR are asking for your helping in getting this simple important life-saving reminder out to everyone you know – remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life.
How YOU Can Get Involved
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:
- One reusable grocery tote
- Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
- One package of Energizer Advanced Lithium batteries
- One package of Energizer® MAX® Batteries with Power Seal Technology
- Two Energizer flashlights
- Two Energizer Flameless Wax Candles
- One Energizer Bunny Plush Bunny
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.
To help you kick off Daylight Savings and the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, Energizer would like to offer one very lucky Mommy PR reader the same Family Safety Kit I received, complete with a reusable grocery tote containing the following items:
- Two packages of Energizer® MAX® Batteries 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 10 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
Leave a comment on this post answering both of the following questions:
How long has it been since you last changed your smoke alarm batteries?
Has the Energizer Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program inspired you to change your smoke alarm batteries and be more aware of the dangers of non-functioning smoke alarms?
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2. Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter with a link to this post on Mommy PR and get an extra entry for each that you do daily.
Contest ends 11:59 pm Pacific Time on 11/05/2012
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