Halloween Safety Tips

Tips for choosing the right costumes:



  • Purchase costumes made of flame retardant material (Check the label).
  • Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping and avoid loose, baggy sleeves, or billowing skirts.
  • To be seen easily, costumes should be made of a light color material.

  • Use glow in the dark reflective tape on your costume.
  • Use make-up rather than masks which could obstruct vision.

Tips for Halloween night:



  • Use battery powered lights - never use candles to light jack-o’-lanterns.


  • Instruct children to stay away from open flames.


  • Remove objects from the yard that present a hazard to children (garden tools, hoses, etc.).
  • Be extremely careful with cornstalks and other harvest season items. Keep them away from sources of heat. Don’t let them block doorways or stairs.
  • Do not allow children to carry sharp sticks or other objects that could cause injury to others.
  • If you are driving on Halloween, take care…watch out for trick-or-treaters who will be too busy to watch out for you.
  • Closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. Discard any unwrapped treats from a stranger.
    If in doubt, throw it out.


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