Thursday, October 2, 2014

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery: Energizer Teams With Fire Chiefs to Raise Fire Safety Awareness

Energizer is partnering with International Association of Fire Chiefs to help educate the public about fire safety and encourage people to adopt life-saving habits through the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program. The two groups have worked together for more than 25 years to keep families safe through this fire safety awareness program.

According to the groups, the main problem in the U.S. used to be a lack of smoke alarms. However, installation of home smoke detectors has increased from 10% in 1975 to 92% in 2000. The biggest problem now, they say, is keeping those smoke alarms working. According to NFPA statistics, three out of five fatal fire injuries takes place in homes without working smoke alarms, and 71% of alarms that filed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.

Through the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program, people are reminded to test the batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight saving time, which occurs Nov. 2. The program features fire safety events being held throughout October across the country, as well as safety tips, fire safety activities and an awareness video.