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Ten Halloween Safety Tips from Smiths Falls Police

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It is that time of year again. The children are off to school, days are getting shorter and there is that crispness in the air. With this also comes Halloween. This is a time to get the children dressed up in a costume and hit the streets celebrating the old tradition. With this also comes danger. The Smiths Falls Police are concerned about the safety of everyone and have provided some tips to help make this Halloween Night safer for all involved…..

Ten Halloween Safety Tips

  1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
  3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
  4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
  5. Children should avoid stray animals.
  6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
  7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
  8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
  9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
  10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighborhood.

Tips provided courtesy of the Canada Safety Council. Submitted by Cst David Murphy the Community Service Officer for the Smiths Falls Police Service.

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Ten Halloween Safety Tips from Smiths Falls Police

police logo

It is that time of year again. The children are off to school, days are getting shorter and there is that crispness in the air. With this also comes Halloween. This is a time to get the children dressed up in a costume and hit the streets celebrating the old tradition. With this also comes danger. The Smiths Falls Police are concerned about the safety of everyone and have provided some tips to help make this Halloween Night safer for all involved…..

Ten Halloween Safety Tips

  1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
  3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
  4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
  5. Children should avoid stray animals.
  6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
  7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
  8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
  9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
  10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighborhood.

Tips provided courtesy of the Canada Safety Council. Submitted by Cst David Murphy the Community Service Officer for the Smiths Falls Police Service.

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