Halloween Safety Tips

'Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls! But beware, with Halloween fast approaching the safety of your children should be foremost. Keep these useful safety tips in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities.

Have fun but keep safe!

Jack a lantern

Around the house

Many people enjoy transforming their homes into eerie scenes. Be sure to keep the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks and limited vision.

Keep pets indoors on Halloween to protect them from hazards and to protect 'trick or treaters'.

Before you light those candles in your pumpkin, consider using safety glow sticks. Nothing says creepy like a glowing jack-o-lantern.

Costumes

It is important to remember that when helping a child pick out a costume or when choosing one for the grownups, safety should be top of mind.

An adult with two kids in costumes

Talk about being 'street smart' before your children go out.

Bring your treats home

Save your treats: Wait until you get home before sampling your treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should check out all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items

Fireworks

Please be aware that in many BC communities, the use of fireworks is strictly prohibited by law.

Fireworks aren’t kids play: Each and every Halloween, an influx of children and adults end up at hospital emergency rooms for firework-associated injuries. Be extra careful when setting off fireworks.

Parents are urged to be alert to the many dangers posed to young people who are allowed to use fireworks at Hallowe'en.

Pets

Drivers

Halloween Party-Goers

To summarize, make your 'Trick or Treating' fun and safe

For Everyone

If you SEE something, SAY something. Halloween is popular with criminals too. While you are out in your neighbourhood, keep your eyes open for criminal or suspicious activity, including arson, vandalism and property damage, and report what you see to your local RCMP Detachment. In an emergency call 9-1-1.

Above all, have a safe and ghoulishly good Halloween!

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