Prevention Tips

Halloween Fire Safety

     Trick or Treating Fire Safety

Trick-or-Treating is fun but it is also an important time to practice fire safety. Follow these safety tips to have a happy and safe Halloween:

  1. If you buy your costume, ask an adult to check to see if it has a label that says “Flame Resistant.” Flame Resistant means that your costume will be hard to catch on fire and if it does, the fire will go out fast.
  2. If you make your costume, try not to make one that is big and baggy so that the material doesn’t touch candles or other flames.
  3. Be sure to stay away from candles and jack-o’-lanterns that may be on steps and porches. If you get too close, your costume could catch fire.
  4. Kids should never carry candles when they are trick-or-treating. Always use a flashlight or glow stick.
  5. Remind your family to keep candles and jack-o’-lanterns away from curtains and other decorations that can catch on fire.
  6. If you see other kids playing with matches or lighters, tell an adult right away!

Be safe and have a Happy Halloween!