Halloween Fire Safety

Halloween is nearly upon us - Be Scary but Safe! While Halloween in many areas is a festive time, it does come with fire hazards. By following some simple safety tips you can ensure a safe Halloween for you and your family.

  • IMG_5175Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks.
  • When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing fabric.
  • Choose costumes made out of material that won't easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame.
  • If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can clearly see out of them.
  • Keep decorations such as cornstalks, crepe paper and other flammable decorations away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs, candles etc.
  • Use a glow stick or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. Make sure children are supervised at all times when candles are lit.
  •  Remember to always have working smoke alarms.

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