Halloween Safety Tips!



Whether you’re going to a party or trick or treating, Halloween is bound to be a fun, exciting holiday. There’s candy, dress up, events and more.

While enjoying the night out, there are a few things you should keep in mind to keep your night running smoothly.

  1. If your costume is long and has many layers, make sure it is flame resistant. Nothing could ruin a day more than catching your clothing on fire.
  2. Watch out for drunk drivers on the road. 44% of national fatal crashes during Halloween weekend involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher.(ESA)
  3. Try face paint instead of a mask, as a mask can obstruct your vision and cause issues.
  4. Leave your pets inside. Large crowds and loud noises are enough to make any animal anxious. To keep them and everyone around safe, staying in their familiar home would be your best option.
  5. Make sure your decorations are in a safe place. Decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 900 reported home structure fires per year, and nearly half of decoration fires in homes occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source. (NFPA)

Halloween is a fun event for all. Be sure to put your, and other’s safety first.