Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

Be part of a group and do not stray from the group, there is safety in numbers.

Do not enter the home of a stranger.

Never accept rides from strangers. Look both ways before crossing the street and cross when the pedestrian crosswalk light signals you to walk.

Carry flash lights so you can be easily seen.

Be alert, have fun but do not let your guard down.

 Safety Tips for the House:

Keep a porch light on so trick-or-treaters will know to visit and can see where they are walking.

Remove yard clutter that trick-or-treaters may trip over.

Secure your pets to protect both the visitors and your pets.

Use battery powered Jack-O-Lanterns instead of ones with candles. 

 Safety Tips for Parents:

Young children should be accompanied by an adult.

Check your child's candy. Anything suspicious should be discarded!

Feed your children before they set out.  This should help discourage them from trying their treats before you are able to check them.

Know where your child is and whom they are with.

Buy flame retardant costumes and consider using make-up rather than masks.  A mask may obscure your child's vision.

 

Costumes should be light in color or have reflective tape put on them.

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