Fall is here and things at the fire department are switching gears. We have been busy finishing up our summertime training and wrapping up our brush fire season and getting ready for fall and wintertime weather and temperatures. As the weather cools, we would like to remind all of our City family to make sure that your heating sources for your home and outbuildings are serviced and ready to use. This includes cleaning chimneys and furnace filters, and making sure that portable heaters are not plugged in using extension cords. Every year there are several incidents that are caused by poorly maintained heating devices, and while we like to see everyone, we would prefer it not be because of a fire or injury due to that. That’s all from the fire department, and until next month, stay safe!