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5 lucky winners will receive a firefighters pack thanks to Duracell. Each Duracell and Fire and Emergency Services Prize Pack contains….

  • Fire Fighter Costume
  • First Alert Smoke & Fire Alarm
  • St John Ambulance Patch n Go First aid Kit
  • Torch
  • Duracell 9v Ultra Batteries

For the fifteenth year running Duracell and Australia’s fire and emergency services are banning together to urge all Australians to change their smoke alarm battery when they turn back their clocks for Daylight savings on Sunday, April 5.

The 2015 Duracell Fire Safety Study has revealed that while 97% of Australians say they would not get in a car with someone who is over the legal blood alcohol limit, 95% would not run a red light while driving, and 92% would not run across train tracks, most are prepared to neglect their household smoke alarms by not complying with recommendations from fire and emergency services.

When it comes to protecting you and your family, smoke alarms provide an essential early warning and time to evacuate safely – but only if they work. Duracell recommends using long-lasting 9V Ultra alkaline batteries to ensure year round protection.

Visit www.facebook.com/Duracell for more information.


  • Replace your smoke alarm with a new unit every 10 years. Australia’s fire and emergency services recommend photoelectric smoke alarms which meet the Australian Standard for smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarm (by pressing the ‘test’ button) once a month to ensure the battery and the alarm sounder are operating and clean with a vacuum cleaner annually to remove the particles that will affect smoke alarm performance
  • If your smoke alarm is not a 10-year sealed smoke alarm, replace the battery annually with a long-lasting 9V alkaline battery. For those with hard wired smoke alarms, you will need to replace your back up battery.
  • Install smoke alarms in positions that will wake all occupants in the home and give them time to evacuate. For example, installing the alarms in each sleeping area, with additional smoke alarms installed along the paths of travel to exits i.e. hallways and living areas. If you live in a house with more than one level, install a smoke alarm on the ceiling at the head of the stairway connecting the levels.
  • Go to your local fire and emergency services website for step-by-step instructions on how to develop a home escape plan that is known to each family member, and practised regularly. Please note that a home fire escape plan is not a bushfire survival plan.

Please note this competition is open from 1st April 2015 until 12th April 2015 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. M. BrownWA
  2. T. SchmittQLD
  3. R. SextonVIC
  4. R. HusseinVIC
  5. M. RobertsVIC
  • Every time I need to change the time with day light saving I change the batteries in my smoke alarm because my family is too precious to be neglected.

  • I stopped playing pranks on April Fool’s day a long time ago. Instead, on April 1st I change the smoke alarm battery. These days, when it comes to fire safety, I’m no April Fool.

  • The change of the time,
    It suits us fine!
    Changing clocks and batteries everywhere,
    So we know the safety is there.

  • 1 April… it’s our April fool’s reminder. And we never forget it!

  • What prompts me to change the battery constantly and also checking it on a regular basis, would be my children. My children mean everything to me and love and safety come first to me always! It should also come first to everyone else, regardless if they have children or not.

  • What a great prize for any mini fire fighter. Always mark it on the calendar

  • To be honest I struggle to remember to change it so I do it every time the times change for daylight savings and when we turn our clocks back.

  • \”At April fools, don\’t be a fire-fool. Change your batteries!\” As a Qualified Electrician, this is my jingle for customers at every smoke alarm installation.

  • My Alarm will start beeping as the battery begins to go flat – If i don’t change it, i will be driven mad with the repetitive beeping over the next few days :-)

  • When the alarm starts to make a beeping sound, and isnt working as much as itshould be

  • great prize to win

  • That annoying flat battery beeping sound!

  • I write it in my diary from year ,to year.

  • WE Pay a smoke alarm guy to come once a year to check all alarms

  • Daylight savings not only makes better use of daylight, it can save your life

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