The long weekend is here, and with that comes some safety tips from the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department to minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries.

Fire Chief Stephen Hernen reminds everyone that “Fire safety is not just for homes, it’s for cottages, cabins and seasonal homes too,”

Hernan also recommends to consider purchasing new smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and batteries in case they need replacing at the cottage and check heating appliances and chimneys before using them.

To get more information about cottage safety, visit http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/FireMarshal/FireSafetyandPublicEducation/PublicFireSafetyInformati on/CottageFireSafety/OFM_cottage_fire_safety_tips.html