The cooler weather has arrived and 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 each year to make sure that 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 illegal burning of leaves and other outdoor debris -Keep a 3ft “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.