TEHACHAPI POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHIEF KENT KROEGER
Halloween Safety Tips
A few suggestions for parents to consider before your ghouls and goblins go out on Halloween.
- Make sure costumes are flame-retardant and tell your children to stay away from open flames or burning jack-o-lanterns.
- Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night.
- Use make-up instead of a mask. Masks can reduce or obstruct a child’s vision.
- Make sure the costume has bright reflective colors so they can be seen.
- Plan a safe trick-or-treat route.
- Trick-or-treat in groups for added safety. Parents should accompany young children.
- Start early when there is still daylight. Flashlights should be in every group.
- Visit familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
- Tell your trick-or-treaters not to go inside a house, garage, or car.
- Keep a safe distance from moving cars, use sidewalks and crosswalks.
- Don’t eat any treats until they can be examined by parents.
- Never eat candy from a torn or opened wrapper.
Most of all have fun, Happy Halloween.