It’s that time of the year and it’s coming up fast. If you haven’t marked you calendar yet, we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time on November 4th this year. This is the perfect time to ensure your family’s safety throughout the next year by changing out the batteries in your smoke detectors and emergency flashlights. Keep your loved ones safe by making this yearly practice suggested by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), a tradition in your home.
Did you know that “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 Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association).
I moved into my home over 12 years ago and never put much thought to the smoke detector up until last year when I heard all over the news “Change your batteries”. I got my little step latter out and wanted to check my alarms, all worked perfect. I walked away, till a few days later. I started to think. I was in that house for 12+ years and those batteries are still working strong? How in the world could that be? I walked back up to the smoke detectors, just to find out that someone, prior to us moving in, had hard wired all the smoke detectors in the house. How stupid (excuse my French) was that?
I added battery operated Smoke detectors to the house, now we are doubled up on the alarms and I feel so much better with the kids in the house, knowing that they are safe in case of an emergency.
From now through November 4th, visit the Energizer Bunny®Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab, to be entered into a daily drawing for a deluxe Family Safety Kit valued at $150. While you are on the Facebook page, check out the fire safety tips, downloadable family home escape plan and children’s pintables.
One lucky 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom reader will win this wonderful Safety kit, courtesy of Energizer. Be sure to enter below. The prize pack includes:
- Reusable grocery tote
- Two packages of Energizer®MAX®Batteries with Power Seal Technology
- One Energizer®Flameless Wax Candle
- 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 Alarma Rafflecopter giveaway
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