Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Safety Tips & Supplies

The American Red Cross in Utah urges all little ghouls and goblins out there to have a very happy and safe Halloween. Here are 13 safety tips for families to review and use.

· Map out the route that you plan to roam, so adults are assured you will find your way home!

· From the bravest of superheroes to the noblest of knights, everyone should remember to bring their flashlights!

· Accept treats at the door and, please, don’t go inside.

· When you get ready to put on your disguise, use face paint instead of masks, which will cover your eyes.

· Always remember, before you embark, to wear light-colored clothing to be seen in the dark! (And remember to use reflective tape, even on bikes, skateboards and brooms!)

· Whether you walk, slither or sneak, do it on the sidewalks and not in the street.

· As you roam through the neighborhood collecting your treats, please look both ways before crossing the street! (And cross from the corner!)

· Wigs, capes and costumes are flammable attire, so avoid open flames to prevent a fire!

· Use a glow stick instead of a candle so your jack-o-lantern isn’t a safety gamble!

· You may fly on a broom or a space ship from Mars, but please be on the lookout for drivers in cars! (And don’t hide between parked vehicles).

· Monsters and zombies should stay off the lawn, and only visit homes with their porch lights turned on!

· You may be dressed as a werewolf, a cat or a frog, but be cautious around strange animals, especially dogs.

· Have a grown-up inspect your candy when you’re done trick-or-treating to remove open packages and choking hazards before eating.

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