Stay Safe on Halloween

Monday, 22 October 2007

Fire Corps would like to encourage all Fire Corps teams across the nation to educate their communities about important Halloween safety tips so all children, adults, pets, and properties are protected on October 31. Below are various Halloween safety tips and suggestions provided by fire and emergency response organizations across the nation. Use your Fire Corps volunteers to communicate this information to residents in your area to ensure a safe and happy Halloween.

NFPA’s Sparky the Fire Dog provides Halloween safety tips and safety games for children. Kids can send a Halloween Safety E-Card to their friends and families. The site also provides additional safety information and tools parents can use to help their children make positive choices about personal safety and help them lead safer lives.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has compiled a list of Halloween safety suggestions including choosing a safe costume, safe party guidelines, fun alternatives to trick-or-treating, fire-safe decorating tips, and more.

The American Red Cross offers various ideas on how to make this Halloween a "fright-free" event. Here you will find information on pet safety, costume concerns, driving precautions, and more.

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) reminds us that while this may be the time of the year for ghosts, goblins, and witches, it is not the time to let your guard down when it comes to being fire safe. Utilize the VDFP’s Halloween safety tips provided in this press release.

The National Crime Prevention Council provides safety tips, games, and advice for Halloween this season. Here you will find information on how to keep your home safe for visitors, costume safety suggestions, neighborhood safety, Halloween pointers for parents, and more.

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