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:
- Make sure there is a visible path to your house.
- Keep porch or walkway free of clutter and well lit to avoid tripping.
- Think of some non-food treats (ie: coloring books, crayons, etc.).
- 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:
- Dress children in bright colors if possible. If their costume is dark, consider incorporating glow sticks or reflective strips.
- Accompany your children on foot and carry a flashlight; use sidewalks and crosswalks.
- Screen candy for open wrappers or tampered packaging before the kiddos dive in.
- 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:
- Put away phones.
- Turn off the radio.
- Open car windows and pay attention to your surroundings while driving.
- Drive slowly.
- 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.