It’s that time of year again. Halloween is fast approaching. Here are some ideas
to stay safe during this celebration!
Choose a costume appropriate for the weather.
Costumes should not constrict the legs.
Consider makeup instead of a costume that covers the face.
Choose shoes that fit even if they don’t match your costume.
Only carry flexible (plastic or other soft materials) props. If you trip, they won’t hurt
Wear light or reflective materials.
Trick or Treating:
Eat a good dinner before going trick or treating. This will deter snacking.
Only go to houses that are lit.
Only go to areas you are familiar with.
Carry a flashlight.
Carry a cell phone or other means of communication
Stay on sidewalks – there are many tripping hazards in yards.
Cross streets at marked crossings; if there are no marked crossings close by, cross at
Obey traffic signals.
Walk, don’t run.
Avoid areas of heavy or fast moving traffic.
Stay away from strange pets.
Parents of younger children should accompany the
children for trick or treating.
Older children should carry a watch and check in with
Consider attending a party instead of trick-or-treating.
Trick-or-treating activities should be concluded by 10
When you get home:
Have parents inspect all candy – anything suspicious should be
Limit candy and sweets consumption.
Young children should not view scary movies.
Keep your yard free of tripping hazards (decorations, ladders, hoses, wires, extension
Avoid candles – consider small battery powered lights instead.
Keep pets away from trick-or-treaters. Pets may spook and bite someone.
Consider handing out non-food items (such as pencils, erasers, drinking cups, or other
Avoid scaring small children.
Keep the front area of the house well lit.
Direct trick-or-treaters to the area you want
them to greet you using decorations and/or
If you don’t want trick-or-treaters to stop, turn
off front lights.
Report damage to property as soon as it is
Be safe and have a fun Halloween!