Reminder to Check Smoke Alarm Batteries When Clocks Change
Posted On: Mar 06, 2015

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Keep Your Community Safe: 
Change Clocks and Smoke Alarm Batteries Sunday, March 8

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015 - promote public safety by reminding members of your community to also change smoke alarm batteries.

Spread your message to the media, civic groups, city leaders and local businesses using the materials provided in this community outreach campaign. Send the customizable sample press release and info graphic to reporters to let them know you are available to discuss the importance of checking smoke alarm batteries when changing clocks for Daylight Savings Time.

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The public service announcement (PSA) can be used in several ways:

  • On social media in conjunction with the info graphic and suggested tweets (below).
  • Send it to broadcast media outlets to generate earned media or interviews.
  • Post it on your local's web site.
  • Share it with your family, friends and neighbors and encourage them to post it on their social media pages.

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Right click on the graphic or click here to download image

Suggested Tweets

  • According to @NFPA, 2/3 of #HomeFire deaths result from broken smoke alarms. #TestYourAlarms
  • When adjusting for #DaylightSavings, make sure you are always checking your smoke alarms!
  • Your #firefighters encourage you to always test your #SmokeAlarm batteries so you can always #BeSafe
  • Changing your smoke alarm batteries can actually #SaveYourLife! Make sure to check them for #DaylightSavings
  • Make sure to always replace your #SmokeAlarms every 7-10 years. #TakePrecautions
  • @NFPA reports that a working #SmokeAlarm cuts the risk of dying in a #HomeFire in half
  • Your #firefighters recommend you install a #SmokeAlarm in every bedroom, outside of bathrooms and on each floor of your home
  • Testing your #SmokeAlarms is extremely important to your safety and so is testing your #CarbonMonoxide alarm at least once a month
  • Testing your #CarbonMonoxide alarm will decrease your risk of getting carbon monoxide poisoning, which is often fatal. #TakePrecautions 
  • Having working #Smoke & #CarbonMonoxide alarms increases your safety and gives you a better chance of survival if your house catches on fire

All materials are also available in the Daylight Savings Time campaign toolkit

For more ideas and materials to use in community outreach efforts, click here.
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San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association
8925 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 699-9400

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