Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety Tips

Trick - or - Treaters

  • Carry a flashlight
  • Walk, don't run
  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods
  • Don't cut across yards or driveways
  • Wear a watch you can read in the dark
  • Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground
  • Shoes should fit
  • Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house
  • Wear clothing and reflective markings or tape
  • Approach only houses that are lit
  • Stay away from and don't pet animals you don't know


  • Make sure your child eats dinner before setting out
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult
  • Be sure costumes are made of flame-retardant material
  • Older children should know where to reach you and should carry a quarter
  • You should always know where your children are going
  • Tell children to bring the candy  home before opening or eating.  Inspect before allowing children to consume.
  • Look at wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect.


  • Make sure your yard is clear of things such as ladders, hoses, dog leashes, flower pots etc so young ones won't trip
  • Protect your pets.  Pets get frightened on Halloween.  Keep them indoors so they don't bite a trick-or-treater or run in front of a car
  • If you use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing
  • Make sure paper or cloth yard decoration won't be blown into a flaming candle
  • Healthy food alternative for tick-or-treaters include packages of low-fat crackers with cheese or peanut butter filling, single serving boxes of cereal, packaged fruit rolls, mini boxes of raisins, single-serve packets of low-fat popcorn.
  • Non-food treats:  plastic rings, pencils, stickers, eraser, coins.
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