For 28 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. Energizer® and the IAFC work 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®, retailers and fire stations across the country help people learn about fire safety and remind them to change their batteries when they change their clocks back.
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 1. Make sure to follow Energizer® on Facebook to get tips and information about home fire safety during October.
Battery & Banner Requests
Attention firefighters! Each year as part of the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery® program Energizer donates a limited number of batteries and banners to fire departments nationwide to use as a way to further raise awareness about home fire safety. The batteries are often distributed to community members that are at a high risk for home fires. Fire departments also use these batteries for neighborhood canvasses, community events and home visits.
If you are a fire department and are interested in requesting batteries or a banner, please email Energizer.CYCCYB@fleishman.com. The deadline to request batteries and a banner is Monday, August 31 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.