Halloween Safety: It’s a Real Treat

The air is crisp, days are getting shorter, and the smell of autumn leaves is in the air.  Halloween is right around the corner!   It’s an adventurous holiday – a time to dress up in customs, carve pumpkins, tell scary stories, and enjoy some yummy treats.

However, before you go out trick-or-treating, we have some very important safety tips to make sure you have a “SAFE HALLOWEEN”.

 

Kids in halloween costumes standing together and smilingSSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.

H:  Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating so you can see your surroundings.  Be sure to walk, not run!
A:  Always test make up in a small area first.  Remove it before bed time to avoid skin or eye irritation.
L:  Limit the amount of treats you eat.
L:  Look both ways before crossing the street.
O:  Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W:  Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
E:  Eat only factory-wrapped treats.  Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
E:  Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.  Visit well-lit houses, and don’t stop at dark houses.
N:  Never accept rides from strangers.
So there you have it!  Be sure to follow these simple steps and you’re bound to have the best Halloween ever.  Not only will you stay safe, but you’ll also have a ‘spooktakular’ time!

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