Halloween safety tips

We wanted to remind you of some safety tips as you get your little ghosts, goblins, and superheroes ready for Halloween.

Make sure that the entire costume, including wigs and accessories, are labeled as flame-resistant. Nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes are more flame-resistant than cotton and cotton-blend fabrics. Learn more about costume flammability here.

Be seen
Fasten reflective tape to both costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Additionally, give them glow sticks to carry and wear. 

Be safe
An adult should accompany young children on the route and observe all traffic signals, crosswalks, and signs. Be sure kids understand not to eat anything until they get home. Remind kids about not going into strangers homes and to stay with the group at all times. 

Drivers beware
If you’ll be on the road during trick-or-treat time, be extra cautious. Watch for kids on the road, medians and curbs. Always be careful entering or exiting driveways and watch for kids in dark clothing.

Be a good neighbor
Homeowners, please make sure your driveway and sidewalks are clear so trick-or-treaters don’t have to go in the street. And turn your lights on so everyone can be seen.

Have fun, be safe and enjoy Halloween.