10/26/2012 - GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE,Texas -- Whether you do or do not have kids or will participate this year in any Halloween festivities, Wing Safety has some tips for everyone to remember:
Trick or Treat!
-Make sure children of all ages are supervised at all times.
-Avoid congested traffic areas. Time of day and costumes that limit vision can have tragic consequences.
-Plan your route
-Inspect costumes for safety. Check for flammability and breathability. Avoid realistic looking weapons such as guns and knives.
-Pre-test any make-up to ensure there is no allergic or chemical reaction.
-Use glow sticks, LED flashing lights, and glow in the dark necklaces to be seen at night. Wing Safety has some glow in the dark bracelets if you want them. Just stop by and tell us how many you need!
-Give children a kid friendly safety briefing before going out. Ask them to repeat your instructions so you know they understand.
-Don't eat homemade candy or candy that looks like it has been tampered with.
-Avoid homes that don't look "inviting".
-Keep an eye on pets and animals. They may be scare or confuse about whats going on and react with aggression.
-Don't leave chocolate or large amounts of food out for your pet to get into.
-Watch for animal cruelty and report it immediately.
-Pre plan the nights activities
-Ensure none of your guests attempt to drive home drunk.
-Watch for dry ice; do not ingest it.
Driving on Halloween Night!?
-WATCH FOR KIDS. They may not be the wearing glow bracelets that Wing safety offered them and will be hard to see.
-SLOW DOWN. There may be pedestrian traffic in areas other than residential neighborhoods.
-DO NOT PASS vehicles that are stopped in the roadway. They may be waiting for someone to cross or dropping off kids
-Put the phone down; it will only be a distraction
Pumpkins and Decorations
-Carving tools are sharp...be careful!
-Don't leave a fire/candle burning inside the pumpkin.
-Don't overload electrical outlets or use extension cords for extended periods of time.