The 20 Best Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween team

It's that time of year again and we want all our friends and families to have a blast, enjoy the night and most important we want them to all come back SAFE!

Over the years we have compiled our best and easiest safety tips for kids, parents and anyone in the community. At the bottom of this page is a link you can click to download the details. Please feel free to copy and paste so all our ghouls and goblins have a Happy Halloween!  

Trick-or-Treaters 

  • Carry a flashlight 
  • Walk, don’t run. 
  • Stay on Sidewalks 
  • Obey traffic signals 
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods 
  • Don’t cut across yards or driveways. 
  • Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. 
  • Shoes should fit (even if they don’t go with your costume) 
  • Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house. 
  • Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape. 
  • Approach only houses that are lit. 
  • Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know.

Parents 

  • Make your child eat dinner before setting out. 
  • Children should carry their cell phones so they can call home. 
  • Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult. 
  • If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame-retardant material. 
  • Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home. You should know where they’re going. 
  • Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring the candy home to be inspected before consuming anything. 
  • Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect. 

      Homeowners 

  • Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flower pots that can trip the young ones. 
  • Pets get frightened on Halloween. Put them up to protect them from cars or inadvertently biting a trick-or-treater. 
  • Battery powered jack o´lantern candles are preferable to a real flame. 
  • If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing. 
  • Make sure paper or cloth yard decorations won’t be blown into a flaming candle.
    Healthy food alternatives for trick-or-treaters include packages of low-fat crackers with cheese or peanut butter filling, single-serve boxes of cereal´ packaged fruit rolls, mini boxes of raisins and single-serve packets of low-fat popcorn that can be micro waved later 

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