The Halloween Holiday is coming up soon! We want to remind you to make safety a priority this Halloween when carving pumpkins, decorating, dressing up in costumes, and trick-or-treating.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has several safety tips to allow children to remain safe while still experiencing the fun and excitement that comes with Halloween.
- Leave pumpkin carving to the adults. Child helpers can grab a spoon and scoop out the inside or use a marker to trace the design.
- Battery-operated lights or glow sticks are recommended for decorations and are the safest option.
- Use a ladder when hanging or removing decorations, and only use lights that have been tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory.
- Wear a costume that fits and avoid overly long or baggy costumes to prevent trips and falls.
- Know when to wear a protective mask and what prevention steps to take for COVID-19. Follow the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local jurisdiction.
For more information on having a safe and fun Halloween, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable evening for all with a little preparation, communication, and diligence. Of course, we will be on patrol and available to you and your children should you need us. As always, dial 911 in case of an emergency.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Sheriff Tony Helms