Check your smoke alarms in April and save lives

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Duracell prize pack

Duracell prize pack

To mark this year’s smoke alarm campaign, Duracell is giving you the chance to win a Duracell smoke alarm safety pack.

There are 2 packs to give away, each valued at $130 and including:

  • Duracell Fire or Drumming Bunny*, valued at $60
  • Quell Smoke alarm, valued at $20
  • Fire-fighter hat, valued at $15
  • Hasbro Nerf Super soaker , valued at $15
  • Duracell Duralock AA Batteries (for the bunny), valued at $7.49
  • Duracell 9V Batteries (for the smoke alarm), valued at $5.99


Only working smoke alarms save lives – change your smoke alarm battery this April!

Campaign spokesperson, Deputy Chief Officer Steven Warrington, comments: “Every year I continue to see a devastating number of house fires and unfortunately, not everyone gets out alive. Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm in your home can save lives by providing that critical early warning sign giving you time to evacuate safely. We continue to work with our long term campaign sponsors, Duracell, to encourage all households in Australia to change their smoke alarm battery this April. We recommend using long-lasting 9V alkaline batteries to ensure year round protection.”


Throughout April, the Australian Fire and Emergency Services together with Duracell, are urging all Australians to change their smoke alarm batteries.


Monday, 1 April 2013
For residents in Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory don’t be a fool – change your smoke alarm battery on Monday, 1 April.


Sunday, 7 April, 2013
Residents in New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia – change your smoke alarm battery when you change your clocks at the end of daylight saving.


More than 12,000 residential fires were attended to by Fire and Emergency Services throughout Australia in 2012 alone. Smoke alarms provide an essential early warning, and time to evacuate safely – but only if they work.

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