Did you know 71 percent of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries? A home with non-functional detectors is dangerous and puts lives at risk.  That’s why during National Fire Prevention month in October, Energizer® and the International Association of Fire Chiefs are encouraging everyone to take time to make fire safety a priority. On November 2, when you set your clock back for Daylight Saving Time, use the extra hour to take a lifesaving action – change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. For the past 27 years, Energizer® and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have partnered to fight this disturbing trend. The two have worked together, alongside thousands of fire departments nationwide, to mitigate this trend by reminding communities to check and change their smoke alarm batteries and to make sure their smoke alarms are working properly. Please share this call-to-action on social media and forward this message to your friends and family so they, too, can make the simple change that could save their lives. Remember—a working smoke detector doubles your chance of surviving a home fire. This friendly reminder is from the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program and the
Plainfield Fire Protection District, Energizer® and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.  For more information about smoke alarms please visit our web site at plainfieldfpd.com.  Residents that have trouble changing their batteries may also call the Plainfield Fire Protection District for assistance at 815-436-5335 ext. 7314.

Source: Fire statistics were obtained from reports by the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association