Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween 2009 Tips

The Frederick Police Department wants all children to be safe this Halloween. By following a few simple safety tips, parents and guardians can make this Halloween a safe and fun time for their trick-or-treaters.

  1. Parents accompany children or groups of children around the neighborhood. If you are letting your child/ren go unaccompanied have them walk with friends in a group and carry a cell phone. Plan your route and share it with your family.
  2. Have your child/ren use glow sticks and reflective tape. Children should also carry flashlights.
  3. Only visit homes that have the porch light on.
  4. Do not allow children to eat or sample any candy while trick or treating. All candy should be checked by a parent/guardian.
  5. Carefully examine any toys or novelty items received by trick-or-treaters under three years of age. Do not allow young children to have any items that are small enough to present a choking hazard.
  6. Costumes should fit well and not drag on the ground to guard against trips and falls. Make sure children can see out of face masks or use face make-up instead of masks.
  7. Keep candles away from landings or doorsteps. Costumes are extremely flammable.

    Also, do not leave burning candles unattended.

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