Halloween Safety Tips

The following Halloween safety tips come from Cal Fire and the Ramona Fire Department.

Tips for Choosing the Right Costumes

• Purchase costumes made of flame-retardant material (check the label).

• Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping. Avoid loose, baggy sleeves or billowing shirts.

• To be seen easily, costumes should be made of a light color material.

• Use glow-in-the-dark reflective tape on costume.

• Use make-up rather than masks, which could obstruct vision.

Tips for Halloween Night

• Use battery powered lights. Never use candles to light jack-o’-lanterns.

• Instruct children to stay away from open flames.

• Remove objects from the yard that present a hazard to children (garden tools, hoses, etc.).

• Be extremely careful with cornstalks and other harvest season items. Keep them away from sources of heat. Don’t let them block doorways or stairs.

• Do not allow children to carry sharp sticks or other objects that could cause injury to others.

• If you are driving on Halloween, take care. Watch out for trick-or-treaters who will be too busy to watch out for you.

• Closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. Discard any unwrapped treats from a stranger.

If in doubt, throw it out.

   
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