Now that the weather is turning colder and the holidays are upon us, it’s time to think safety.

If you heat with a fireplace or wood-burning stove, don’t forget to keep those chimneys and pipes cleaned out.

Corry Fire Department Chief Dan Flick recommends having a professional check your chimney, where a buildup of creosote could result in a fire.

And before the Thanksgiving Day turkey leftovers are gone, Christmas lights and other decorations go on display.

When using anything that requires plugging a cord into an electrical outlet, be on the safe side, Flick said.

“Don’t overload your outlets and extension cords,” Flick said. “And make sure the cords are good and

See Wednesday, November 30, 2011 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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