Have you changed the batteries in your smoke alarm lately? They’re important because should a fire break out you want to immediately be alerted. I mostly only hear my smoke alarm when I burn something while cooking but a house fire is something I fear greatly. I had a very good friend have a house fire and it was devastating to her family. She lost all of her personal photographs of the children and that just breaks my heart. To think that the children’s toys, possessions, our photographs and personal belongings could so easily be burned to the ground – it is a nightmare!
As a past preschool teacher I taught my children to stop-drop-roll and introduced them to the firemen/women in masks so they thought of them as friends, not scary people. I take my families safety and security very seriously but it is easy to take for granted the multiple fire alarms throughout my home, until the beep in the middle of the night telling me to change the battery. No, don’t wait until they beep, change them on a yearly basis and the best time to remember this is day light savings time! You have to turn forward your clocks which is a great reminder to change your smoke alarm batteries with a 9 volt Rayovac battery!
A few interesting facts:
- According to CPSC.gov only 3 out of 4 homes reported they changed the batteries in their smoke alarms in the last six months.
- The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure1 fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, and $6.9 billion in direct damage.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post; I’ve been provided Rayovac batteries and compensation for my time. My opinions are my own and we personally do buy Rayovac batteries.