The message is simple, and the habit can be lifesaving. Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working 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.
For 25 years, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program has been dedicated to helping share the life-saving reminder to change the batteries in your homeâ??s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. This year, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs will mark the silver anniversary of one of the nationâ??s top home fire safety programs by donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas and adopting 25 fire departments in 25 cities across the nation, who, in addition to batteries, will be equipped with a variety Energizer family safety products for their department and to share in their communities.
Together, they will host Home Safety Days and neighborhood canvasses spanning throughout National Fire Prevention Month in October until the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 4. For more information about Change Your Clock Change Your Battery, please visit their