Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery Smoke Detector #giveaway

by Pam on October 26, 2011

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October is Fire Safety Awareness month. To promote awareness of the need for smoke detectors in all homes, Energizer has joined with the International Association of Fire Chiefs to create the Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery promotion.

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6. As families change their clocks, it’s a good time also for families to review their home fire safety plans, starting with changing the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are asking families across the country to join them in this year’s Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® campaign. 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.*

Throughout October, Energizer is inviting parents across the country to join the Energizer Bunny® Brigade on Facebook for a chance to win free smoke alarms and batteries for their home or a grand prize of a home fire safety makeover. It’s a fun way to get people thinking about an important topic – home fire safety – and sharing positivity within their communities.

Firefighters work tirelessly to help reduce the risk factors by educating their residents on the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In many communities, fire departments are able to distribute free batteries to citizens in need as a result of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program. Over the past 23 years, Energizer has donated more than four million batteries to local fire departments. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country.

Win It!
Energizer is offering one lucky reader a smoke detector complete with batteries in honor of fire safety awareness month.

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Kyla October 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

In addition to regularly changing batteries, we test our smoke detectors periodically and hold “fire drills” about 2-3 times a year. It’s easy to keep batteries in the smoke detector…not so easy to know what to do when it goes off!


Kellie October 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

To keep our family safe, we always have smoke detectors with fresh batteries!


Kimberly October 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Smoke detectors in every room!


Lori Thomas October 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Working smoke detectors & an escape plan


tyedie October 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Have a safe plan for your family and a place you all would meet in case of an emergency and make sure to practice it and not just talk about it.


mummytotwoboys October 26, 2011 at 10:24 pm

We routinely test the detectors to ensure the batteries are still ok.


Fawn October 27, 2011 at 12:17 am

A safety plan for each floor of your house and if you have a second story have rope ladders for each room.
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Monica S. October 27, 2011 at 1:40 am

Store all combustible items away from the furnace or any open flame.

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Lina October 27, 2011 at 3:07 am

Always clean your lint collector in your dryer!


pmj October 27, 2011 at 3:20 am

Don’t play with matches!

pjames330 at aol dot com


sweetmelbelle31 October 27, 2011 at 3:26 am

Best fire saftey tip, is make sure you don’t have anything resting against your heaters, especially if you have baseboard.


AnneLoyd October 27, 2011 at 5:45 am

My best tip is to make a plan that is understandable fo the entire family, especially the little ones.


Nancy M. October 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Mine is to be extra careful outside during dry weather.


furygirl3132 October 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Smoke detectors and a fire escape plan is posted in the kitchen so everyone knows exactly what to do in case of emergency. We also have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen next to the stove. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!



ericka coello October 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

just don’t leave candles on


tarter95 October 28, 2011 at 1:46 am

Have a plan and make sure all the family goes through the drills.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com


Sweetsillysara October 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

Make sure you change the batteries when you change your clocks for day light savings time!


San8KidzForMe October 28, 2011 at 4:33 am

I change the batteries with daylight saving time in the spring and fall. We also have a fire extinguisher and a fire plan to meet at the neighbors tree in case of a fire.

katladyu18 at prodigy dot net


bison61 October 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

smoke detectors and have a meeting place outside the home

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mrsshukra October 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Have a fire extinguisher handy!


Gina October 30, 2011 at 2:36 am

Be careful with candles!!!


Jennifer Rogers October 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Have an escape plan and practice it!


Sherrie October 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

change your smoke alarm batteries regularly and have an escape plan.


Gracie L. October 31, 2011 at 12:07 am

Have a plan and keep things away from the stove. breezyinaz at gmail dot com


KatieRox4You October 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Don’t leave candles burning for too long



karenmed409 October 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

teach the kids about fire safety when they are young, discuss how they would get out of the house, not open doors if they are hot.
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Mercedes November 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I have little ones, so our best tip is to set off the alarm every now and then so they can hear what it sounds like. That way they recognize it and we can practice getting out.


rj7777 November 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm

My best tip is get out and stop and roll. 911 Have a plan!!! Rita Spratlen


s8r8l33 November 3, 2011 at 7:20 am

Always check that all windows can open and make sure everyone knows how to get out of the window. I have my kids practice this once a year.


Kari November 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

Always have an escape plan!


damiesmom November 4, 2011 at 5:36 am

always have an escape plan and test it out so your kids are prepared
damiesmom at ymail dot com


hendy November 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Have an exit plan and teach your children the best way to escape a fire.
hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com


LeAnn November 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Keep combustibles away from furnace.


Colleen November 6, 2011 at 3:15 am

have a emergency plan ready for the family!


Mandy Kauffman November 6, 2011 at 3:37 am

A smoke detector is great start!


Renee G November 7, 2011 at 3:00 am

Never leave candles unattended.


Jenna November 9, 2011 at 3:15 am

Our best safety tip is to have a plan before emergency strikes that the entire family knows!

jenna at loveofbabyonline dot com


degood November 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

Have a fire escape plan and practice it with your kids at least 4 or 5 times a year.


Grey Marcus March 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I am on the board of a homeowners association in Boca Raton, and Premier fire did the fire alarm maintenance and inspection on our buildings. They are committed to working along with you no matter how big or small the job is. They are the best at what they do. Check out their website or call (954) 797-7692. I would recommend them to anyone.


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