Daniel R. Munsey, Fire Chief/Fire Warden
Home SafetyHoliday Safety Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety Tips

Make Halloween fun and safe by remembering some simple rules:

Do’s:
  • checkedHalloween parties are safer than trick-or-treating.
  • checkedDaylight trick-or-treating is safer than going out after dark.
  • checkedStay in your neighborhood and visit only the people you know.
  • checkedVisit only houses where the lights are on.
  • checkedAvoid dark or poorly lit streets.
  • checkedCarry a flashlight to help you see sidewalks, steps and paths.
  • checkedPlan your trick-or-treat route and make sure your family knows where it is – and stick to it!
  • checkedAccept treats only in the doorway. Never go inside a house.
  • checkedKeep an eye on jack-o-lanterns lit by candles. Animals can knock them over and start a fire.
  • checkedObey all traffic signals, both as a pedestrian and a driver.
Don’ts:
  • crossedNever trick-or-treat alone. Travel in a group, or best of all, have a parent with you. Little kids should always go trick-or-treating with an adult.
  • crossedNever approach strangers in automobiles, even if they offer a treat! Especially at night.
  • crossedDon’t play near lit jack-o-lanterns.
  • crossedNo one should drive while wearing a mask.
  • crossedNever dart out from between parked cars.
  • crossedDon’t trick-or-treat in busy commercial areas or where there is heavy traffic.

Before you eat those treats, have an adult check ALL of your candy, whether it’s wrapped or not. If you have an adult with you, they can inspect a treat as soon as you get it. If you find something suspicious in your candy, please do not take it to the fire department. Put it aside in a separate bag and call your local police department for further advice.