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...Safety Tips

Lets make Halloween a safe evening for all.  From dressing up in costumes to collecting buckets of candy, using these safety tips will help in having a fun filled Halloween.

Parents of Trick-or-Treaters

  • Adults must supervise children under 12 years old.
  • Walk from house to house; do not run.
  • Do not cross yards where unseen objects or uneven terrain can be present.
  • Only trick-or-treat at houses that are lit.  Residents who do not wish to be bothered by trick-or-treaters often leave their lights off as a sign; respect their preference by not going to houses that have their lights turned off.
  • If driving, ensure children exit on the curbside away from traffic.

McGruff's Halloween Safety Tips

  • Give your costume a safety check before you go out.
  • Ensure costumes are not a tripping hazard; falls are the leading cause of injuries on Halloween.
  • Wear light-colored costumes or reflective tape so you can easily be seen.
  • Carry a flashlight or lantern when out after dark.
  • Try using face makeup instead of a mask, which may restrict vision.
  • Use the buddy system by trick-or-treating with friends.
  • Tell your parents your route and what time you will be home if going without them.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.
  • Have your parents check your treats.

Here are some additional safety tip resources for Halloween:

Halloween Food Safety

Halloween Health and Safety

Halloween Safety Before and On