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Tips to stay safe on Halloween

September 25, 2017

For a safe and fun Halloween, follow these tips:

  • If you forgo door-to-door trick-or-treating, consider planning a party or attending the City's Halloween festivities on Tuesday, October 31 at Knabe Community Regional Park.
  • Your children's costumes should be fire-retardant and non-restrictive to allow free movement and uninhibited vision. Masks should not hinder a child's breathing.
  • Provide adequate warm clothing under the costume to protect against cold weather if necessary.
  • Always remain in familiar territory.
  • When going door-to-door, travel in groups with at least one responsible adult.
  • Use flashlights, "Glo-sticks" or lighted wands to help you see and be seen.
  • If a home does not have a porch light turned on, the residents likely do not want to be disturbed.
  • Use discretion in determining which homes children should approach.
  • Obey all pedestrian traffic laws. Cross at intersections and consider the existing street lighting. Keep the group together; kids can get caught up in the excitement and may run ahead of the group.
  • Carefully inspect all items received before anything is eaten. Throw away treats that are not securely wrapped by the manufacturer.
  • Consider only eating candied apples or other homemade treats if you know the person who prepared them.
  • If you will be passing out candy, secure pets, remove all obstructions from the path to your porch and avoid using any open flame near the door.


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