Wow it's already that time of the year to change the clocks back. Where did this summer go? The days are getting shorter and the weather here in Michigan is getting colder.
Too many of us know someone who has been impacted by a home fire and believe it can never happen to “me.” Yet, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that 28 million homes are at risk because they either don’t have smoke alarms or their smoke alarms do not work, mostly due to dead or missing batteries. A working smoke alarm can make the difference in whether you have the critical extra seconds to safely escape. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have worked for decades to change those numbers with the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, and this fall they are continuing that work with firefighters across the country bringing the total number of batteries donated to 5 million.
The message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. For 26 years, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program has been dedicated to sharing the important reminder to replace the batteries in your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks for daylight saving time. Together, Energizer and the IAFC are working to combat some alarming statistics:
· Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms.*
· Twenty-four percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*
“All too often firefighters see firsthand the devastating effects on families whose homes don’t have working smoke detectors,” said Chief William Metcalf, President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. “Thanks to Energizer, more than 5 million batteries have been donated in communities across the country through this program. This not only helps provide families with critical early warning time to escape a home fire, but it also helps protect our firefighters by reducing the likelihood they’ll have to enter a burning building to rescue someone still in the home.”
Families are encouraged to use the extra hour “gained” from the end of daylight saving time to review their home fire safety plans and remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries.
Right now go over to 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 until Nov 3. Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day.
· One reusable grocery tote
· Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
· One Kidde fire extinguisher
· One 4-pack of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
· One 2-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
· One 4-pack of Energizer® MAX® AA batteries
· Two Energizer Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlights
· 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.
Do you know when to turn your clocks back & how? Well look no further: Turn the clocks back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
I was given a Family Safety Kit from Energizer. This kit is packed with everything needed to keep my family safe. The flashlight is really neat and we use it at night when we let our dog out as it lights up the whole back yard and has a whistle on it. Also I am able to giveaway a kit to one of my readers 🙂
Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:
· One 16-pack Energizer® MAX® AA Batteries years
· One 1-pack of Energizer® MAX® 9 volt batteries
· One Energizer® Weatheready® LED Safety Light flashlight – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries
· One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
The total value of the Family Safety Kit is approximately $60.
The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country. that’s positivenergy™ For more information, please visit energizer.com/change and facebook.com/energizerbunny
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Family Safety Kit (detailed above). This is open to US and ends 11/05/2013 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!
Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!
Charlotte S. is the winner!
Disclaimer: I got the Energizer Family safety kit free to do this product Review & Giveaway and was not paid for my response. Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize.