Have a Spooky Safe Halloween

Have a Spooky Safe Halloween

Halloween is almost here and we want to help you enjoy the treats and stay clear of the tricks through a few helpful safety tips.

FOR THOSE STAYING AT HOME:

  1. Make sure there is a visible path to your house.
  2. Keep porch or walkway free of clutter and well lit to avoid tripping.
  3. Think of some non-food treats (ie: coloring books, crayons, etc.).
  4. Restrain your pets. Even with the best-behaved pets, all the commotion for trick-or-treaters can cause them to become overwhelmed or overly excited.

FOR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS:

  1. Dress children in bright colors if possible. If their costume is dark, consider incorporating glow sticks or reflective strips.
  2. Accompany your children on foot and carry a flashlight; use sidewalks and crosswalks.
  3. Screen candy for open wrappers or tampered packaging before the kiddos dive in.
  4. Make sure all little ghosts and goblins have well fitting costumes so they can’t easily trip or become entangled.

FOR PEOPLE ON THE ROAD:

  1. Put away phones.
  2. Turn off the radio.
  3. Open car windows and pay attention to your surroundings while driving.
  4. Drive slowly.
  5. Anticipate sudden stops as you follow other vehicles.

On behalf of the emergency services team at Tallahassee Memorial, we hope you have a spooky safe Halloween with all of your little ghosts and goblins! Learn more about the Emergency Services at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

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