Halloween Safety Tips

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

Halloween is supposed to be fun, but it should also be safe. Using some common sense guidelines and these safety tips, enjoy Halloween safely:

  1. A responsible adult or teenager should be with kids.
  2. Kids should go out in groups, preferably limited to four or five members who all know each other.
  3. If a child thinks he is too old to be accompanied by an adult, he is probably too old to be trick or treating.
  4. Organized parties are on alternative to trick or treating.
  5. Incorporate safety into costumes: costumes must allow freedom of movement; use face paint instead of masks to avoid blocking vision; costumes should be either light colored or with reflective material or tape; any accessories should be obvious “imitations” and not realistic enough to be mistaken for the real thing.
  6. Make an extra effort to eliminate tripping hazards on your porch and walkway.
  7. Have your children carry emergency identification cards or bracelets.
  8. At least one person in the group should carry a flashlight.
  9. Never eat anything until you’re home and the treats have been examined.
  10. Stay in your own neighborhood and only go to houses that are well lit.
  11. Keep your distance from strangers.
  12. Don’t go into a stranger’s house.
  13. Don’t cross streets except at intersections and look both ways.
  14. Keep your home’s exterior lights on.
  15. Keep your pets inside on Halloween night.
  16. Know where your children are and what their itinerary is.
  17. Report suspicious activities.
  18. Do not leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  19. Do not invited trick or treaters into your home.
  20. Avoid dark areas and stay in well lighted areas.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween.