by Katrina Mattila

6 Halloween Safety Tips


Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing colors, and the air is crisp. We are also preparing for Halloween, which is even more fun when you have two little boys whose excitement is contagious. With all the fun there is to be had, it is also important to be safe. Here a few tips to consider whether you are a homeowner or a business owner who participates in trick-or-treating.

  1. Be sure sidewalks are clear and there are no obstacles in the way that trick-or-treaters might trip on.
  2. Consider using lights or battery operated candles instead of candles inside of Jack-o-lanterns to avoid risk of fire.
  3. Avoid sending your kids out in costumes that are difficult to walk in or see out of.
  4. Be sure your front yard or walkway is well lit for those who are unfamiliar with your home.
  5. Be smart with your placement of decorations so they don’t get in the way of trick-or-treaters and be sure any blow up decorations are securely fastened and used to manufacturer’s specifications.
  6. If you are out driving on Halloween, be especially careful of little trick-or-treaters whose excitement may cause them to forget to look before crossing the street. Put cell phones away, and drive slowly.

Once you have all of your safety precautions in place, get out there and enjoy the tricks and the treats.

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