Halloween Safety Tips from the Culver City Fire Department
As you prepare for Halloween, the Culver City Fire Department wants you to keep a few safety tips in mind to ensure a fun time for all.
- Purchase costumes made of flame resistant or flame retardant material.
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
- Masks can obstruct vision—consider using make-up instead.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
- Provide children with glow sticks or flashlights to help them to see, and to be seen by drivers.
- Young children should always be with an adult.
- Trick-or-treat in groups.
- Remind children to cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again before crossing. Walk; do not run across the street.
- Only approach houses that have a porch light on or outside lights on.
- Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.
- Closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. If in doubt, throw it out.
- Keep decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources.
- It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in jack-o-lanterns.
- If you are welcoming trick-or-treaters, make sure there is a clear path to your door and your porch light is on.
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
The Culver City Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and fun Halloween!
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- Updated: 10/18/2018