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Halloween Safety Tips from the Culver City Fire Department

by Culver City Fire Department10/14/2019 12:00 AM
Updated: 11/12/2019

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.

CostumesCCFD Safe Happy Sweet Halloween

  • 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!

For more Halloween safety tips, please visit the following websites:

  1. Updated: 11/12/2019
  2. Updated: 10/17/2019