As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, follow these fall season safety tips to help keep you and your family protected from seasonal dangers: Change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you turn back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time. Make sure to check the alarms with the new batteries installed.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.
Always wear work gloves when doing outside yard work.
Make sure your home heating system is in good working order before the cold weather sets in.
Have chimneys cleaned and furnaces inspected.
Use a fireplace screen to keep sparks from flying out of the fireplace.
Allow at least three feet of empty area around space heaters.
Never leave a burning fire unattended.
Make sure a fire in a fireplace is completely out before going to bed.
Never leave candles burning if you go out or go to sleep.