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Community Events

For 27 years, fire departments across the country have been able to deliver the lifesaving Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® message to a greater number of community residents by enlisting the support of community organizations and businesses. Following are ideas to help you leverage your local resources:

Working with Local Retailers

  • Contact local retailers, especially those that sell Energizer® MAX® brand batteries, and ask them to help you spread the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® message by installing, displaying or conducting demonstrations of emergency equipment in the store, placing reminders in their ads or on store bags, or hanging a banner outside or inside their store.

Working with Local Businesses

  • Contact local banks, utilities and cable stations about including a Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® reminder in their monthly customer statements.
  • Contact major corporate employers in your jurisdiction and ask them to include a Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® reminder in their employee newsletters or paychecks.
  • Send them the news release and art.
  • Ask businesses to donate space for a Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® message or banner.

Working with Civic Groups

  • Ask various community groups to help you distribute literature before or during a neighborhood canvass or involve them in planning and staffing home safety rallies or open houses.
  • Tap into their community contacts to secure public service announcements and other reminders from local businesses.
  • Work with your local government to make the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program and fire safety a priority in your community. Petition the mayor to declare a proclamation for CYCCYB.

Host events in October during Fire Prevention Month and leading up to the time change weekend, including: neighborhood canvasses to check and change smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries; open houses; displays or demonstrations of emergency services equipment; and parades. Orchestrate an event in conjunction with a local retailer or your local school district.

To help garner community involvement and support, please see this sample email.