Halloween is fast approaching. Kids love to dress up, get together with friends, and go door-to-door hoping to find the full size candy bar. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. Children are more likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. A little pre-planning can prevent unfortunate accidents that could turn out to be tragic for kids and trying for you. Here are some pointers for ensuring your house is a safe place for trick-or-treaters on October. 31.
Keep Kids Safe
Never go into a strangers home
Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision
Don’t eat homemade candy unless you know the family
Wear reflective clothing
Have a flash light
Look at all wrapped candy, if it has been opened toss it out
Develop a route with your parents
Go in a group of kids
Set a curfew
Safety For Pets
Make sure your pet is in a safe and comfortable space or take them to a secure, relaxing location for the evening.
Clean up your yard
Make a clear well illuminated path to your door
Remember that a lot of Halloween decorations like dried flowers, straw and crepe paper are highly flammable. Make sure to keep your decorations away from all open flames
Make sure all outside lights are in good working order
If you have a large display make sure electric cords are taped or secure to prevent tripping
Practice indoor fire safety by checking all smoke detectors. Make sure candles are placed in a secure area
Make sure windows and doors are locked at all times
It’s never a good idea to answer the door after a certain time
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