Tips for Parents/Homeowners
Make sure your child knows how to reach you in case of an emergency.
Always know where your child is going and have a predetermined time for them to return home or check in.
Be sure your child is wearing a watch that can be read in the dark.
Clear your yard of items such as hoses, leashes, etc. to avoid accidental tripping.
Avoid lighting your lanterns and pumpkins with a real flame.
If using candles, keep your walkways and porches clear to avoid contact with trick-or-treaters.
Be sure decorations cannot blow near any open fire.
Make sure costumes are flame-retardant.
Instruct kids not to eat any treats before having an adult look them over.
Tips for Trick-or-Treaters
Do not wear costumes that drag on the ground.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Stay away from pets you do not know.
Always walk with parents or friends – never alone!
Stay on sidewalks whenever possible.
If no sidewalks, then walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.
Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape.
Carry a flashlight.
Only approach houses that are well lit.
Cross the street at corners and crosswalks – NEVER cross between parked cars.
Avoid wearing masks while walking.
Do not trick-or-treat in unfamiliar neighborhoods.
Never enter anyone’s home.
Do not eat your goodies until an adult has given their okay.
Pay close attention to the time and return home or check in on schedule.
Notify law enforcement authorities of any suspicious or unlawful activity.