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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tips to stay safe and injury free at Halloween
Ottawa - Ottawa’s emergency services would like to remind everyone that a visit from firefighters or paramedics is no treat, and injuring yourself is not a trick anyone wants to see. Please have a safe and happy Halloween by keeping these simple safety tips in mind.
On the street
The best costumes are light coloured or bright and reflective. Reflective tape, flashlights and glow sticks help make trick-or-treaters more visible to drivers.
Keep costumes short to avoid tripping and falling.
Wearing a mask impedes vision, so use face paint instead.
In the house
Leave sharp carving tools for adults—get kids to decorate their pumpkins with paint
Small battery-powered lights are the safest for use in jack-o’-lanterns. If you use a candle, try a tea light or votive candle in a non-combustible holder.
Place candlelit jack-o’-lanterns on sturdy surfaces, away from anything that can burn such as curtains, costumes and other decorations.
In case of emergency
Make sure that children know how to call 9-1-1 or their local emergency number if they experience an emergency.
Teach children to STOP, DROP and ROLL should their clothing catch fire.
Don’t let children trick-or-treat alone—have adult supervision at all times.
More Halloween safety tips can be found on
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