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Halloween Fire Safety For Your Leonardtown, MD Family

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

pumpkins and hay barrels Happy Fall!

That time of the year again where you are able to bring out your spooky, creative and characteristic side. Have you decided what you are going to be for Halloween this year? 

Halloween is the stable for the year coming to an end and a start for many for the countdown of Thanksgiving and Christmas. The best part about Halloween is that it is a time for kids to show off their favorite character and adults to bring out their inner child. 

Unfortunantely, it seems that with every Holiday there is always a risk and here today we want to highlight some of the most common Halloween fire risk that the National Fire Protection Association has documented. We want to ensure that you and your families can be cautious and safe this Halloween season.

The tradition way to light up your Jack-0-Lanter is to put an open flame candle but to eliminate the fire hazard that comes along with that, it is wiser to put a battery-operated candle or a glow stick. 

Staying away from costumes that have long pieces are fabric will help keep from your costume accidentally landing in an open flame. 

Decorations such as dried flowers, hay or cornstalks catch fire easily. It is highly recommended to keep all open flames a good distance away from decorations. 

Lastly, always have a defined, clear exit route in case of an emergency and a fire extinguisher nearby.

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