For 27 years, Energizer® has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to keep families safe through the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program (CYCCYB). Energizer® and the IAFC work tirelessly to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back for daylight-saving time.
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries, making it important to take this time each year to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Energizer® is committed to educating people about fire safety at home, which is demonstrated each fall when Energizer® and fire stations across the country host community events to help people learn about fire safety and remind them to change their batteries when they change their clocks back. Community events are currently being scheduled for October 2014. Check back in September to see a list of cities where Energizer® and the IAFC will host community events. You can also contact your local fire house to inquire about planning a Change Your Clock Change Your Battery event.
Fire Safety Planning & Activities
Every family should have a fire safety plan to ensure everyone is prepared should an emergency occur, and it’s never too late to create your plan! Some helpful tips and fire safety activities are included below. You can also use social media to help spread the word and remind friends and family to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on November 2. Make sure to follow the Energizer Bunny® on Facebook for the latest and greatest during the month of October
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Source: Fire statistics were obtained from reports by the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association. See www.nfpa.org for more information.