Hot Tips for a Safer Halloween

October isn't just about Halloween - it's also Fire Safety Month.  With all the jack-'o-lanterns you're carving and lighting, this might be a good opportunity to remember the "stop, drop and roll" routine -- and review precautions that will keep you from using it in the first place. 

  • Skip the candles when decorating the porch, it will prevent costumes from catching fire. Instead, pick up battery-powered tea lights for your pumpkins.
  • Never burn candles if adults are not present and monitoring children.
  • Keep candles away from crepe paper, leaves and other flammable objects.
  • Be sure to blow out candles before leaving the room or going to sleep.  Never let them burn all night.

I think you can handle that.  Class, dismissed.


And for more information on fire prevention for your home and other tips for Halloween safety, check out the Home Safety Council, which is chock-full of good advice. 


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