Halloween Safety - Central County Fire & Rescue

Halloween Safety

Have a spooktacular-ly safe Halloween!

CCFR’S Top 5 Halloween Safety Tips

  • Don’t use candles in jack-o-lanterns, luminaries or other decorations.
  • Avoid costumes with long trains or billowing fabric.
  • Carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating. This will help you see AND help others see you.
  • Keep exits clear of decorations.
  • Keep dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper away from lamps andother heat sources.

More Safety Tips from the CDC:

  • Swords, knives and similar costume items should be short, soft and flexible.
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid trips and falls.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats unless you know the cook.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Even More Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety (ASPCA)

Halloween Fire Safety (NFPA)

Halloween Road Safety (Safe Kids)