Mark your calendar! November 4 is the day when Daylight Saving Time ends this year, which means you need to set your clocks back on the evening of November 3!
This year also marks the 25th anniversary of a simple and potentially life-saving program: Change Your Clock Change Your Battery. Energizer has a partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and they are working together to remind folks that we should be in the habit of changing the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors every time we change our clocks back. And if you don’t have either alarm or don’t have as many as you should, there’s no time better than RIGHT NOW to get them installed!
From the IAFC comes a startling statistic: 38% of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, and 24 perfect occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.
I don’t know about you, but remembering to check my smoke detector batteries is not something I think to do on my own. I love the idea of coupling this VERY important task with an event so that I can remember it more easily!
I want to encourage each of you to visit the Energizer Bunny Facebook page from now through November 4th. There you will find an ADDITIONAL sweepstakes for a Family Safety Kit that’s worth $150! They are giving away one each day, so hop on over there and get entered!
While you are there, please notice that you can find fire safety tips, a downloadable home escape plan and a coloring and activity sheet. I’ve got these downloaded and ready to go at my house, and I wouldn’t have had them without this great free resource. Thank you, Energizer!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win a Family Safety Kit from Energizer, complete with a reusable grocery tote containing the following items:
- 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
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my page.
I received a complimentary safety kit in thanks for my time writing this important post. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.