Have a Spooky, Safe Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en Safety Tips

item-toppers2Hallowe’en is a fun and exciting time of year, and we want to make sure everyone has a good time! Here are a few things to remember for this year’s Trick or Treat fun!

For Kids

  • Carry a flashlight
  • Use the sidewalks; if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
  • Look both ways when crossing streets & driveways.
  • Travel one side of the street -don’t cross back and forth.
  • Make sure your costume does not drag on the ground.
  • Remove masks when traveling from house to house.
  • Use reflective tape or armbands.
  • Only go to lighted houses.
  • Do not approach strange animals.
  • Do not sample treats until parents inspect them.
  • Use makeup rather than masks when possible.
  • Stay in a familiar neighbourhood.

For Parents

  • Feed your children dinner before they go out.
  • Give them quarters to call home if necessary.
  • An adult should accompany young children.
  • Children should travel in groups and observe ‘buddy system’.
  • Costumes should be made of flame retardant material.
  • If not accompanying children know the route they are taking.
  • Inspect treats to ensure they have not been tampered.
  • Discard any treats with torn wrapping.
  • Whenever possible encourage your children to attend community sponsored events or parties.

For Treat Givers

  • Clear your yard of any debris that could cause accidental falls.
  • If you have stairs you can light them with small pumpkins or flashlights to prevent falls.
  • Dogs are generally frightened by this event, so ensure that your dog is restrained when trick or treaters arrive.
  • If you are driving, travel slowly and take care when backing out of driveways.
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