Small acts can lead to positive changes. Use the reminder of daylight-saving time to not only change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and test them, but, also to remind friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
Twenty-three years ago, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs recognized a disturbing trend that many home fire fatalities were taking place in homes without working smoke alarms. So through the years, the two have worked together along with thousands of fire departments nationwide on the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® campaign to help reduce this number by reminding communities to check and change their smoke alarm batteries and to make sure their smoke alarms are working.
In addition, people are encouraged to help out at a local fire department. Eighty percent of fire departments are volunteer fire departments and they can often use extra hands to help with non-fire fighting related tasks. Reach out to your local fire department and see how you can help. Together we can help reduce the number of home fire fatalities as a result of nonworking smoke alarms.