Pass it on: Use the Extra Hour to Remind Your Friends, Family and Neighbors to Change Their Smoke Alarm Batteries and Make a Positive Change in Your Community
Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 7, and marks the 23rd anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which reminds people to check and change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the fall time change. This message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Forty percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 23 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate.*
Firefighters work tirelessly to help reduce the risk factors by educating their residents on the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. Over the past 22 years, Energizer has donated more than four million batteries to local fire departments. This year, people have an opportunity to get involved in a very simple way to help increase the donation.
This year everyone has the chance to help double the donations, up to 400,000 batteries. Participation is easy. Visit the CYCCYB tab on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page, www.facebook.com/energizerbunny, and pledge to change your smoke alarm batteries, share the life-saving Change Your Clock Change Your Battery message with others and create your family’s home escape plan so you have an exit plan in place. Each action will trigger a donation of batteries.
*Statistics provided by the National Fire Prevention Association
Energizer is offering a First Alert smoke alarm, along with a 2-pack of 9volt Energizer® Max® batteries for giveaway.
To enter visit www.facebook.com/energizerbunny and pledge to change your smoke alarm batteries. Come back and let me know that you did, along with your Facebook User Name.
For extra entries you can:
1. Share the life-saving Change Your Clock Change Your Battery message on any social media platform – Facebook status, Twitter, a blog post, forum…1 extra entry for each way you share. Leave a separate comment for each, along with a link to where I can find your share.
2. Let me know whether your family has a fire escape plan for your home. If you don’t leave a comment to inspire yourself to make one for the safety of your family.
Open to US residents ages 18+, ends November 7, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. E-mail must be submitted when entering, or in the comment body. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I wrote this post as part of a blog campaign by Energizer and was supplied with the above prize and information through them, the review and opinions are my own.
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