The latest data shows that there are 10,300 fires during the period around Halloween. These fires cause about 25 deaths, 125 injuries and $83 million in property loss. Let’s help our community be safer during Halloween by sharing a few fire safety tips with residents:
- Choose a costume without long trailing fabric. This can cause a child to trip or may touch flames in a carved pumpkin or other decorations.
- If you make your own costume, use materials that won’t catch on fire easily if they come in contact with hear or flames.
- Give your children flashlights or glow sticks so they can see where they are walking.
- Keep decorations away from candles, light bulbs or heaters.
- Consider using flameless candles or glow sticks in your carved pumpkins.
- Keep exits clear of decorations.
Let’s remember everyone can help prevent fires, because it’s everyone’s fight.