One of the things I learned in elementary school was “fall back, spring ahead” – a handy phrase to help people remember that in the fall, you set your clocks back and in the spring, you set them forward. Another great thing to remember is fall back, new battery. Ok – that doesn’t flow at all, but one phrase that is easy to remember is Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®. Using changing your clocks for daylight savings time as a reminder is the perfect way to help ensure that the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in your home have fresh batteries to help them keep your home protected. As part of National Fire Prevention Awareness Month, please remember to change your smoke alarm and detector batteries when you change your clock.
“Each year, thousands of lives are forever changed due to the devastating effects of a home fire,” said Chief Al H. Gillespie, president and chairman of the board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. “A working smoke alarm is an important defense for surviving a home fire. That’s why public information and education efforts being undertaken by fire departments with the support of Energizer is a vital component to keeping communities across the nation safe and sound.
This year, daylight savings ends on Sunday, November 6, and Energizer is hoping you will join the Energizer Bunny Brigade and change the batteries to your smoke alarms when you change your clocks. Since we gain an hour when the time falls back, you can take this opportunity to test and change the batteries in your smoke alarms, as well as review your home fire safety plans with your family. The simple act of making sure your smoke alarms are working is an important one that can be lifesaving.
Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate.*
So make yourself a mental note, or jot it down on the calendar next to “change clock” to help remind yourself to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®.
- Visit the Energizer Website
- “Like” the Energizer Bunny on Facebook
- Follow the Energizer Bunny on Twitter
- Join the Energizer Bunny Brigade
The WiC Project Energizer Giveaway
Two winners will each receive a smoke alarm equipped with Energizer batteries.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway.