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Family safety kit
Because we live in a rural area, we’ve put a lot of thought in our family safety kit. When bad weather or an emergency hits, we can’t walk to the store for supplies. If roads become impassable for weather reasons or because trees are down, we can be stuck where we are for quite some time. When that happens, I want to make sure we have what we need to be safe in our home.
Keep families safe in their homes
When I hear family safety, I generally think of an emergency of some sort but there are other ways we can keep families safe in their homes every day. 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.* It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks, 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. remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life.
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.
To help give more families those critical seconds, Energizer is honoring its 25th year 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.
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 an additional 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
One of my lucky readers will win a Family Safety Kit complete with a reusable grocery tote containing:
· Two packages of Energizer® MAX® Batteries with Power Seal Technology – Dependable, powerful performance for the devices that help keep your family safe; now hold their charge when stored for up to 10 years
· One Energizer® Flameless Wax Candle – Enjoy the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the worry of open flame or hassle of soot and dripping wax
· One Energizer® Weatheready® Safety Light – Waterproof flashlight powered by AA, AAA or C cell batteries; includes safety whistle and imprinted preparedness checklist
· One Kidde Battery-Operated Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.