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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

LRFD & High School Students Team Up to Raise Safety Awareness

***MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND***

 

Contact: Kristina Carrico, 314.727.5700 x118

Sara Schaecher, 618.409.4107

                                                                                                           

                                                                                               

LITTLE ROCK FIRE DEPARTMENT HONORED BY 25-YEAR CHANGE YOUR CLOCK CHANGE YOUR BATTERY® PROGRAM

FIREFIGHTERS TO SHARE MESSAGE OF SAFETY AND PREPARDENESS THROUGHOUT CITY

 

WHO:               Firefighters from the Little Rock Fire Department

WHAT:             LRFD has just been named one of 25 adopted fire departments from more than 6,400 across the country to receive a donation of safety products from Energizer. Firefighters to celebrate by helping to share life-saving information with community members on Saturday, November 3rd and distributing free batteries, provided by Energizer, to remind residents to adopt the life-saving habit of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.

 

                        This year Energizer is honoring the 25th anniversary of one of the nation’s top fire safety campaigns by donating 250,000 batteries to fire departments across the country to distribute to local families in their areas. They are also adopting 25 fire departments in 25 cities and working with local firefighters throughout National Fire Prevention Month (October) to host family safety events and neighborhood canvasses to distribute Energizer® batteries and share the life-saving reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks for daylight saving time (DST ends Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 2 a.m.).  

 

 

WHEN:             Saturday, November 3                         Time:   Fire Safety Demonstration at 9:30 am with neighborhood canvas to immediately follow

                       

WHERE:          Firefighters will be demonstrating fire safety tips and prevention at Hall High School located at 6700 H Street. Immediately following the safety demonstration, Firefighters and students from Hall High School will canvas the local neighborhood.

 

WHY:               Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program was founded 25 years ago by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs to remind people of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting the clocks back from daylight-saving time. The Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program is just one of the ways Energizer brings to life the company’s commitment to making a positive impact in communities across the country.

VISUALS:        

  • Firefighters sharing fire safety information with community members
  • Firefighters and volunteers going door to door offering home safety inspections and distributing Energizer® batteries.

                       

             

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:          

  • Captain Dennis McCann, Little Rock Fire Dept.
    • Chuck Manley, Energizer Spokesperson

 

 

Simple Home Fire Safety Tips:

  • Practice smoke alarm maintenance for a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths.
  • A simple reminder from the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer® Batteries: When you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This can help save lives.
  • Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to make sure they are working.
  • Have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of your home.   
  • Plan, discuss and practice an escape route with your family for dangerous situations such as home fires, carbon monoxide leaks and natural disasters.
  • Do not rely on your sense of smell to alert you that you and/or your family are in danger of being trapped during a fire or from a carbon monoxide leak.
  • Be sure not to ignore the chirping sound your smoke alarm makes when maintenance is required. 
  • Use flashlights or flameless candles rather than candles to light your home during power outages.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors are NOT substitutes for smoke alarms.

 

 


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