Halloween Safety Tips
Martina Pounds, PIO - Monday, October 27, 2014

The Boone County Fire Protection District would like to say Happy Halloween to everyone and provide some simple safety tips for your evening outing.

-Plan your route ahead of time.
-Trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods
-Always trick-or-treat in groups or with a trusted adult
-Carry a cell phone for quick communication
-Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Consider adding reflective tape to costumes
for greater visibility
- Stay on the sidewalks and out of the streets. Cross only at intersections and
designated crosswalks.
-Donít assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters,
just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
-Walk with your head up and be aware of your surroundings.
-Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
-Only visit well lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.
-Never enter a house or a car for treats
-Respect other people and their property.
-Don't eat any candy until it's inspected under bright lights.
-Report any suspicious individual or criminal activity to an adult or the police.
-Watch for trip hazards as you approach houses. Garden hoses and pathway lighting can cause trips and falls.

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