Fire Chief John Sinclair, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) President and Chairman of the Board, is sharing information on the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have partnered to educate the public on home safety, reminding everyone to change the batteries in your smoke alarm and all other connected home devices when you change your clocks for daylight savings.
A recent study showed that 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half. On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire. And three minutes is a good average time that it takes to check and change the batteries in home safety devices.