Halloween Safety Tips

  • Parents should accompany children on their rounds.  If a parent isn’t available, someone the parents trust should go with the children.
  • Trick-or-treat only during times established by the local municipality, and visit only those homes with the porch light on.
  • Children should walk on the sidewalk, not the road, when possible.  They should walk facing oncoming traffic, and cross streets only at crosswalks, not between cars.
  • Children should avoid wearing masks that obstruct their vision.
  • Costumes should be flame retardant and fit properly.
  • Children should wear reflective clothing or patches on their costumes.  Carrying a flashlight is a good idea.
  • Parents should check treats before they are eaten.
  • Parents should report any suspicious activity to local police.