Friday, 23 October 2009 11:17

Halloween Safety Tips

Written by  Clearwater Police Department
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Halloween Safety TipsAs witches, goblins and super-heroes roam the streets this Halloween, remember to put safety first.

Here are some tips from the Clearwater Police Department and Clearwater Fire & Rescue to keep parents and children safe during the holiday.

  • Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.
  • Cross at street corners, not between parked cars.
  • Use face paint rather than masks that cover your eyes and obstruct your view.
  • Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you are more visible.
  • Carry a flashlight to light the way.
  • A responsible adult should accompany children while trick-or-treating. If an adult is not able to go, limit time out to daylight hours and plan the child's route.  Set a time for his or her return home. Make sure children are old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves.
  • Go with a group and stay together. There is safety in numbers.
  • Stay in well-lit areas and don't cut through fields.
  • Accept treats at the door and never go into a stranger's house.
  • Adults should inspect treats before kids eat them.
  • Stay away from open fires and candles. Costumes can be extremely flammable.
  • Carry a cell phone so you can call 911 if there's an emergency.
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