|Halloween Safety Tips|
|By Office of the Chief|
|October 31, 2016|
Halloween Safety Tips
•Teaching your kids everyday safety such as not getting into cars or talking to strangers, watching both ways before crossing streets, will help make them safer when they are out Trick or Treating.
•Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren't going with them.
•Only go up to houses that are well lit, and never go inside.
•Flames can consume a simple ghost costume made from an ordinary bed sheet if ignited. Purchase only flame-retardant costumes and masks. Be sure costumes fit properly to prevent tripping and falling. Masks should allow full vision.
•Instead of a candle to light a jack-o-lantern, use a small flashlight or a liquid light that glows for several hours after you bend it. If you do use a candle, votive candles are safest for that purpose. Lighted pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains or other flammable objects, and should never be left unattended.
•Keep your pets away from areas with lots of activity. Halloween can be great for children but stressful on your pets.
•Drivers should go slower in areas where trick-or-treaters are walking and adult partygoers should have a designated driver