The end of daylight savings time is just around the corner on November 7, 2010. For 23 years the ENERGIZER Company and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (I-A-F-C) have teamed up to remind everyone to adopt their life saving CHANGE YOUR CLOCK CHANGE YOUR BATTERY habit. When you change your clocks back one hour, you also need to check and change your batteries in all your smoke alarms. This is a great way to also get your children involved as I am sure they are learning about fire safety just like my kids are. Just as important as “Stop, Drop and Roll” is having working smoke alarms throughout your home/apartment. Having a working smoke alarm can cut the risk of dying in home structure fires in half because the alarm can provide the critical extra seconds needed to escape the home. Even though 96% of American homes have smoke alarms, many do not have ones that work because of missing or worn-out batteries.
Each year, ENERGIZER donates 200,000 batteries to fire departments nationwide. Every year, our small town, volunteer fire department makes the rounds around town, testing alarms and changing batteries for those who leave their lights on. What a great service to those in our community who are elderly or maybe can’t afford batteries, or for those of us who just need a reminder.
This year you can help ENERGIZER double their battery donation by going to www.facebook.com/energizerbunny and click the CYCCYB tab on the ENERGIZER BUNNY FACEBOOK PAGE. Just pledge to change your batteries, share the message with others, and create your family’s home escape plan. Each action triggers a donation of batteries.
In order to help get the word out, ENERGIZER is offering a giveaway on my blog for one lucky reader. The lucky reader will receive a FIRST ALERT Smoke Alarm and a 2-pack of 9-VOLT ENERGIZER MAX Batteries.
All you have to do is visit www.facebook.com/energizerbunny and “like” them. Then click on the CYCCYB tab and help donate extra batteries. Leave me a comment with your email address saying which of the ways you donated batteries. This contest will run through Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM. I will chose a winner using random.org on Monday, November 15, 2010. This contest is open to US residents only.
This post is made possible by ENERGIZER. I will receive one smoke alarm and battery set for personal use and one set to give away.