Halloween is just around the corner! Complete with candy, costumes and trick-or-treating, one can’t deny this is a thrilling time of the year for children. Although exciting may be the first word that comes to mind when one thinks of Halloween, remembering some essential fire safety tips can make all the difference for you and your family.
Jack O’ Lanterns, dried cornstalks and paper ghosts are spooky symbols of the holiday and are sure to create a bewitching atmosphere for your children or guests – unfortunately, these fun decorations can also put your home and family at risk of a fire.
By keeping a few tips in mind, planning a safe Halloween itinerary this season is easier than ever!
- Consider a flame-resistant costume for you or your child – Look for labels inside costumes to ensure they are made of fire-safe fabric.
- Keep decorations clear of exits and doorways – An escape route should be free of decorations and obstacles.
- Forego using candles – Flashlights and battery-powered candles are a great alternative to traditional candles.
- Teach or remind your child of fire safety practices – Stop, drop and roll is a practice your child should be aware of.
Make sure to share this flyer with your loved ones to ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone – Just remember that you can decorate to scare and entertain without the risk!