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CalFire offers tips for a safe Halloween

CalFire offered safety tips for Halloween:

Costumes

--Buy costumes made of flame-resistant or retardant material. Fire -esistant does not mean fireproof. --Apply reflective tape to Halloween costumes. --Masks can obstruct vision – consider using makeup instead. --Avoid loose, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts. --Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping. Decorations

--Light jack-o-lanterns with a battery powered light – never use candles.--Instruct children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. Trick-or-Treating

--An adult should accompany children when trick-or-treating. Pick well-lit streets. If driving, be sure to watch for trick-or-treaters who are too busy to watch for you. --Do not allow children to carry sharp sticks or other objects that could cause injury to others. --Keep your yard free of tripping hazards, such as tools, hoses, etc. --Children should be instructed to eat their treats only after parents have inspected them. Discard any unwrapped treats. If in doubt, throw it out. For more Halloween safety ideas or other fire safety tips, please visit our web site at www.fire.ca.gov.

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