Fall Safety Tips


-Fires can start in several places during the fall. Be careful while burning leaves outside and preparing meals around the holidays (esp. with the use of turkey fryers).
-Also, make sure your home's heating unit, fireplace or wood-burning stoves are working properly. Have chimneys cleaned and furnaces inspected.
-Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you turn back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. Make sure to test the alarms monthly.
-Use extra caution when climbing ladders for fall jobs such as cleaning gutters or hanging holiday decorations. Shoes or boots may be wet causing you to slip as you climb the ladder.
-Keep your driveway and walkway clear of falling leaves. They get very slippery when they are wet.
-Check and replace any home fire extinguishes that have expired.