is an exciting time for kids. Keeping this in
mind, the North County Fire Authority wants
to remind everyone in the community the importance
of having a safe Halloween. The following safety
tips will ensure a fun holiday for everyone:
Ensure costumes, wigs, masks and props are labeled
flame-resistant or flame-retardant. When making
a costume choose material that won’t easily
ignite if it comes in contact with heat or flame.
Avoid costumes that are too big or billowing.
Provide children with lightweight flashlights
to carry as part of their costume.
Supervise children at all times.
Remind children of safety rules about crossing
the street and watch for children darting out
Be sure children know how to stop, drop and
roll in the event their clothing catches on
fire (stop immediately, drop to the ground,
covering your face with your hands, and roll
over and over to extinguish flames).
Consider using flashlights or battery-operated
candles when illuminating Jack-O-Lanterns.
Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are
highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations
well away from open flames and heat sources,
including light bulbs and heaters.
If hosting a party, keep exits clear of decorations,
ensuring nothing blocks escape routes.
Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or
torch lights when decorating walkways and yards.
may obtain additional information on general
fire safety at www.northcountyfire.org.