As the holiday season is officially upon us, there are several safety tips that we must remember to ensure that all of our memories are fond ones. When cooking, do not wear loose clothing or dangling sleeves while cooking. Clean cooking surfaces on a regular basis to prevent grease build-up. Purchase a fire extinguisher to keep in the kitchen year round. Contact the local fire department for training on the proper use of fire extinguishers if you are unsure. Always check the kitchen before going to bed or leaving home to make sure all kitchen appliances like stoves, ovens, and toasters are turned off. Install a smoke alarm near the kitchen,on each level of the home,near sleeping areas, and inside and outside of bedrooms. Use the test button to check it is working properly every month. Replace the batteries at least once a year.