October 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Halloween Safety

Spook safely this Halloween with these tips from the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District.

Sparky's Firehouse

Halloween is just days away and we know kids are eager to don their costumes and set out to trick-or-treat! The Fire District would like to offer a few tips to ensure families enjoy a safe Halloween.

When choosing costumes, avoid those with long, trailing fabrics that can be a trip hazards. If your child's costume includes a mask, take a moment to check visibility through it. They should be able to see clearly through the mask's eye holes in order to avoid trips or falls.

Creatively carved jack-o-lanterns are a fun part of Halloween decor. Rather than use a burning candle to illuminate your masterpiece, opt for a glow stick or battery-operated candle. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Place it out of the way of potential trick-or-treaters or other combustible items like decor.

Have plans to take the kids trick-or-treating? Be sure to stick to sidewalks and give them a flashlight to help them see along the path. Crossing streets can be dangerous, especially on Halloween night, so use crosswalks when/where possible. Give your kids some glow sticks, bracelets or necklaces so they are more visible to drivers.

Check out Sparky the Fire Dog's webpage Sparky.org for some fun kids' activities, including Halloween safety coloring sheets. The Fire District hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Halloween!