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Teton County Fire & Rescue–Advocating Safety, Nov 5, 2012

Halloween Fire Safety Tips
Teton County Fire & Rescue wishes you a safe and fun Halloween! Stop by the Victor fire station from 4:00- 6:00 or the Driggs fire station from 5:30-8:00 on Halloween for handouts and reflective bands. Follow these safety tips to ensure your Halloween is a happy one:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Avoid long, billowing costumes to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape to costumes or treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Ensure masks fit well and eye holes are large enough for your child to see out. In lieu of masks, try non-toxic face paint or makeup.
  • Review with your child the principles of “Stop-Drop-Roll” should his/her costume catch fire. Practice it with your child prior to going trick-or-treating.
  • Consider using flashlights as an alternative to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters whose costumes may brush against the lighting.
  • Take extra care to eliminate tripping hazards on your porch and walkway.
  • Remind children to practice smart street-crossing skills and be aware of moving and idling vehicles.
  • Provide children with a flashlight to carry or glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Consider using a flashlight or battery-operated candle in jack-o-lanterns. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from trick-or-treat traffic areas, including doorsteps and walkways.
  • Keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.