One positive change residents are encouraged to make is to use the extra hour "gained" to remind their friends, family and neighbors of the life-saving habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries. The simple reminder is one of the easiest, most-effective ways to reduce tragic home fire deaths and injuries.
Secondly, you can spread your extra hour spreading good in your neighborhood. More than 80 percent of local fire departments are staffed by volunteers. Energizer and the IAFC are encouraging people to use their extra hour volunteering to make a change in their community.
"It's about taking small steps together to make a big difference, from reminding each other to get in the habit of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program to using our extra hours to make a difference in the community.
Encourage everyone to adopt the life-saving Change Your Clock Change Your Battery habit of changing and testing smoke alarm batteries with each fall time change. This is so important because having a working smoke alarm can cut the risk of dying in reported home structure fires in half as they can often provide critical extra seconds needed to get out of your home safely. And even though 96% of American homes have smoke alarms, many do not have one that works because of missing or worn-out batteries.
Each year, Energizer donates 20,000 batteries to help local fire departments nationwide. 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.
Energizer is offering one Mother of 1 Princess and 2 Princes reader to win a First Alert Smoke Alarm, along with a 2-pack of 9volt Energizer Max Batteries.
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