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Fall Fire Safety Tips

The cooler weather has arrived; we love cooking, lighting those candles, and spending time around the fire pit. But all of these activities can lead to a fire hazard. Take a look at these fall fire safety tips to help keep your season enjoyable and safe for your friends and family.

  • Change your smoke alarm battery (we recommend changing them every fall and spring when changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time.
  • Check fire extinguishers to make sure they have the correct amount of pressure
  • Get your chimney inspected yearly to ensure it is safe.
  • Establish and practice a fire escape plan with your family that includes a designated meeting area outside the home.
  • Do not leave candles burning when you go to sleep.
  • Don’t leave cooking food unattended on the stove.
  • Clear your roof and gutters of unnecessary build-up of debris, such as pine needles and leaves
  • Learn the outdoor burning regulations in your area, and do not engage in the illegal burning of leaves and other outdoor debris
  • Keep a 3 feet “kid-free” zone around any fire pit, candle or space heater.
  • Keep flammable items such as wooden spoons, pot holders, towels, and paper towels away from the stove.