Halloween is a fun, and spooky, time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for everyone with a few easy safety tips:
-When choosing a costume, stay away from long, trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so he or she can see out.
-Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
-Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
-Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Decorations are the first thing to ignite in roughly 800 reported home fires each year. More than one-third of these fires were started by a candle.
For more fire safety tips, please visit www.nfpa.org.