Energizer,The IAFC and Hoover Fire Department remind everyone to… “Change Your Clock- Change Your Batteries”
For the 29th consecutive year, Energizer® and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are partnering to educate the public about fire safety and encourage life-saving habits through the Change Your Clock Change Your Batteries™ program. In the United States, three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
A working smoke alarm can give you and your family the critical extra seconds to make a safe escape from a fire.
As we prepare for the fall season and a change in weather, it’s also when we change our clocks back an hour from Daylight Saving Time. We’re reminding consumers to Change Your Clock- Change Your Battery.
It’s important not only checking and changing the batteries in smoke alarms, but also in every device that helps keep us safe in our homes such as carbon monoxide detectors.
There are three things that everyone within the sound of my voice needs to do that could save lives:
1. Make sure you have smoke alarms, smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
2. Make sure they are installed correctly.
3. Test existing batteries or install fresh ones.
Many fire departments offer programs and can provide assistance.
There is absolutely no reason why every home should not be protected by working smoke alarms. Further, the IAFC also recommends replacing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors every 10 years.
Use the end of Daylight Saving Time (November 6) as a reminder to prioritize the safety of your home.
Thank you Energizer, our partner for 29 years, for helping us bring this important life-saving message to millions of Americans.
Learn more at Energizer.com/homesafety