W■ Scott Brown / Hemet Fire Chief inter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holidays season. 1. Test all smoke detectors in your home to make sure they are in proper working order. A good rule of thumb is to replace the batteries twice a year during the daylight saving time change. 2. Do not leave burning candles unattended. Make sure they are in a secure place where children and/or pets cannot knock over. 3. If you buy an artificial tree, purchase one that is labeled

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