What Do a Cow, a Candle, a Clock and Cal Ripken, Jr. All Have in Common?
They are all part of the 25th celebration of the life-saving Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program!
It’s hard to believe that in just a few days, we will be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time. This year the time change is on November 4 and it also marks the 25th anniversary of the annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are once again working with local fire departments nationwide to raise awareness on the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.
Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.
On Monday, Oct. 1, one week before the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire that killed hundreds and devastated the city in 1871, the Energizer Bunny® Brigade led by MLB Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. “re-created” the O’Leary barn, where by legend, the fire started at an event on the grounds of the Chicago Water Tower, the only building to survive the fire. The story goes that Mrs. Catherine O’Leary’s cow kicked over a candle, starting an inferno that consumed 3.3 square miles of the city. But on this occasion, Ripken and Chicago firefighters demonstrated how advances and educational programs over the past century have made our communities safer so mass fire tragedies can be prevented.
From October 11 through November 4, visit the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and click on the Fire Safety Info Tab. Here you will have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a Family Safety Kit. Energizer will be giving away one Family Safety Kit per day for 25 days.
Contained in the kit, valued at more than $150 is:
· One reusable grocery tote
· Two Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms
· One package of Energizer Advanced Lithium batteries
· One package of Energizer® MAX® Batteries with Power Seal Technology
· Two Energizer flashlights
· Two Energizer Flameless Wax Candles
· One Energizer Bunny Plush Bunny
In addition you can find fire safety tips, a home escape plan that you can download and draw your family’s home escape plan, as well as a coloring and activity sheet.
For more information, please visit energizer.com and facebook.com/energizerbunny.
So remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back this year – it could help save a life!
Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Family Safety Kit from Energizer
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