Halloween Safety Tips

Having a fun and safe Halloween and trick or treat season is key and these safety tips are important to follow.
With Halloween quickly approaching, here are some tips to have a safe Halloween this year. Things we must be reminded of because we do tend to forget, even though it’s a no-brainer.

*ALWAYS go with an adult & NEVER go inside anyone’s house that you don’t know same goes for cars as well.

  • Use reflective clothing/tape or glow in the dark ideas (like glow sticks) to ensure no one gets lost.
  • Hold each other’s hand and don’t get ahead of your parents.
  • Watch for cars when crossing the street and use crosswalks when crossing (if possible).
  • Use the sidewalk (if possible) for walking from house to house.
  • Abide by curfew laws if your children are old enough to go back by themselves
  • Older kids need a safe route for parents to ensure where they are, also check in often to ensure children are safe
  • Don’t cut through alleys, fields or yards to get to another house or street
  • Always let parents inspect candies for flaws, imperfections, and tempering. Immediately throw away spectacle candy.
  • Always stay together as a group; gather other friends or family members to go out together.

Abide by the “Safe Halloween” rules:

      S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
      A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
      F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
      E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the number of treats you eat.
      H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
      A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
      L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
      L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
      O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
      W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
       E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
       E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
       N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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