A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. By providing an early warning and a critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms cut in half your family’s risk of dying in a home fire, but only if they work. So, when you turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 1, also make a lifesaving change in your household, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This simple habit takes just a moment, and is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.
This reminder to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery* comes from Energizer batteries, the City of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.