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.