• Halloween Safety Tips from the Fire Department

    The fire department offers the following Halloween safety tips to make your evening a safe and fun one. Halloween is a fun and exciting time of year, but it is also an important time to practice fire and personal safety. Monterey Fire Department personnel will be handing out glow in the dark necklaces at each of the fire stations (except the Airport Station) on Halloween.

    Choosing the right costumes:

    • Purchase costumes made of flame resistant or retardant material (Check the label). Fire resistant does not mean fire proof.
    • Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping.
    • Avoid loose and baggy sleeves. Stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric.
    • Use make-up instead of masks which can obstruct vision.
    • Use glow in the dark reflective tape on your costume.

     

    Decorations:

    • Never use candles to light jack-o’-lanterns, use battery powered lights.
    • Instruct children to stay away from open flames.
    • Be extremely careful with cornstalks and other harvest season items. Keep them away from sources of heat.
    • Keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.

     

    Halloween night:

    • Children should always go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult.
    • If driving, be sure to watch for trick-or-treaters who are too busy to watch for you.
    • Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry for lighting and visibility.
    • Do not allow children to carry sharp sticks or other objects that could cause injury to others.
    • Keep your yard free of tripping hazards, such as garden tools, hoses, etc.
    • Closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. Discard any unwrapped treats from a stranger. If in doubt, throw it out.

    Have fun!

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 23, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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