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10 Halloween Safety Tips From Glendale Fire Department

Glendale Fire Department suggests carrying flashlights with fresh batteries and wearing flame resistant costumes to keep kids safe while they trick or treat this Halloween.

The Glendale Fire Department Monday offered these Halloween child safety tips:

  1. Never leave children unattended;
  2. Make certain costumes are bright and reflective and short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flames;
  3. Only buy costumes, wigs and accessories whose label indicates they are flame resistant;
  4. Only use flashlights with fresh batteries;
  5. Review the principle of "Stop-Drop-Roll" with your children should their clothes catch on fire;
  6. Take extra efforts to avoid tripping hazards on porches and walkways that could prove hazardous to young children rushing from home to home;
  7. Consider fire safety when decorating. Don't overload electrical outlets with holiday lighting or special effects and do not block exit doors;
  8. Keep Jack O' Lanterns and hot electric lamps far away from drapes, decorations, flammable materials or areas where children and pets will be standing or walking;
  9. Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. While tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items; and
  10. Drive carefully and be alert where children are trick-or-treating.

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