Make a plan with these simple tips to keep your family safe in a home fire.
Having an escape plan is essential for survival in a house fire.
When a home fire occurs, you have very little time to get out. A working smoke alarm doubles your chances of survival, yet more than 20 percent of American homes are without them. This means roughly 23 million homes are at risk because of nonworking smoke alarms, and an additional 5 million homes are at risk by not having smoke alarms. Twenty-five years ago, Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs teamed up to address this problem by providing vital fire safety information to families. They recommend these tips to make a plan for keeping your family and home safe.
On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. Installing smoke alarms on every level of the home and developing a plan of escape can give your family precious minutes to get out and get to safety.
Room by Room
The peak time for home fire fatalities is between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most families are asleep.
KitchenCooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.
Find more fire safety information to keep your family and home safe at www.Energizer.com.
Change Your Clock Change Your Battery®
Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 and marks the 25th anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, a partnership with Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). This program reminds people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks. It’s part of the Energizer platform—that’s positivenergy™—which combines a commitment to performance in products and responsibility in partnerships and programs that make a positive impact on the world.
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