Time to Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

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medium_2457929763I participated in a campaign with The Motherhood and Energizer to remind you to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®.

Can you believe that it’s almost November? As in, only two more months until 2015. This year flew by so fast. If feels like I just set my clock to spring ahead and now it’s time to fall back an hour. November 2nd is the day that you need to set your clocks back an hour. Daylight savings time is also the perfect time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. 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). 

My family has been affected by home fires not once but twice, so fire safety is very important to me. Luckily, my family wasn’t home when these fires occurred because home fires take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States alone.* Which is an average of seven people every day.* It isn’t that homes don’t have smoke alarms but the fact that they don’t have a working smoke alarm. The CYCCYB program is to remind you to check your smoke detectors to make sure they are connected properly, that the battery is still working and running a test. It’s the difference between life and death. Seconds that could help a family get out of a fire safely.

Energizer is donating a quarter of a million batteries this fall to fire departments across the country to distribute to families in their communities. They have been hosting Fire Safety Awareness events throughout October, National Fire Prevention Month, until the end of daylight saving time on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.  For more information on the program, including a full list of dates and locations the Fire Safety Awareness events, and to download fire safety materials, please visit energizer.com/cyccyb.

So please remember to check your smoke / carbon monoxide detectors and change out the batteries. Keep your family safe! 


Win an Energizer Prize Pack

    • Smoke Detector
    • 2 pack 9V Energizer® batteries
    • 12-inch Energizer® Bunny
    • Energizer® foam bunny ears
    • Coloring Book
    • Journal
    • Pen

Just comment below with a fire safety tip!
*Source: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
photo credit: Cayusa

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  1. Always make sure you are keeping a close eye on what you’re cooking. We have a “No Play Zone” in the kitchen so that I can focus on what I’m doing and not take my attention away from cooking.


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