"Tips & Treats"
For Halloween

Red Cross Tips For a Safer Halloween

As witches, goblins and super-heroes prepare to descend on neighborhoods throughout Central Maryland, the American Red Cross offers parents some safety tips to help prepare their children for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treat holiday. Most Halloween injuries are preventable if some simple precautions are taken.

The Red Cross offers you the the following "lucky 13" safety tips for parents to share with their trick-or-treaters:

Red Cross Halloween Safety Tips:

  1. Plan your route and share it with your family. If possible, have an adult go with you.
  2. Wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you are more visible. (And remember to put reflective tape on bikes, skateboards and brooms too!)
  3. Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover your eyes.
  4. Cross the street only at corners.
  5. Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars, trucks and low-flying brooms.
  6. Don’t hide or cross the street between parked cars.
  7. Walk, slither and sneak on sidewalks; not in the street.
  8. Carry a flashlight to light your way.
  9. Visit homes that have the porch light on.
  10. Accept your treats at the door and never go into a stranger’s house.
  11. Be cautious of strangers and animals.
  12. Keep away from open fires and candles. (Keep in mind that costumes can be extremely flammable.)
  13. Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. And don’t eat candy if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.

The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world.

For information about other Red Cross services, click here.

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