Halloween Safety Tips
Today is the day! Where kids are swarming the streets, running house to house trying to collect as much candy as they can, dressed up as their favorite character. Whether you are going to be passing out the sweets or going door to door with the trick-or-treaters, SERVPRO of St. Mary's and Calvert County wants you and your children to be safe during this spooky evening. Below are simple tasks and procedures that could be important to you and your children on All Hallows Eve.
- Never let children trick-or-treat alone! Always have a trusted adult travel with them. Bringing a flashlight and/or phone is always a good idea.
- Never trick-or-treat alone. If you are of age, find a group of people to go along with and have a way of communication or plan with your parents.
- Make sure costume shoes fit and the outfit is not too long to prevent tripping, falling or contact with flames.
- Travel to well-lit neighborhoods or communities and always walk on the side walk.
- Avoid walking in the street, on long trails or long driveways as those can be dangerous. If necessary, the adult should walk through as well.
- Adding reflective tape or bright clothing to your costume is always recommended for better visibility in the dark.
- Trade in your mask for face paint as mask can block proper eye sight and avoid sharp objects to avoid injuries.
- Parents should remove any tripping hazard from the front door or front yard such as a garden hose, toys or lawn decorations.
- Parents should turn on front porch light for better visual and to signify they are passing out candy
- Remove wet leaves from the porch or driveway to avoid slips and falls
- Have your pets away inside where they cannot get outside to jump or bite the trick-or-treaters.
- Never enter a home! Candy should always be passed out at the front door, lawn or in a bowl sitting outside.
- Always check your childrens candy when they get home for any wrappers to look to be opened or tampered.