Fall is here and with it comes our first Holiday of the season. Halloween is a fun and carefree celebration that allows kids and adults alike to dress up as their favorite cartoon character or a spooky monster. As we are planning the costumes and decorating for the big night we need to keep a few fire safety tips in mind so that everybody is safe and has a wonderful night. When you and your child are choosing a costume try and stay away from long trailing or billowing fabrics that could easily get caught in an open flame and also make sure that the eye holes on mask are large enough so that they can see where they are walking. You also need to make sure that they are sent out with a flash light or a glow stick so they are easily visible in the dark When decorating make sure that you keep any dried flowers or paper decorations away from open flames around the house. Its also a good idea to use a flashlight or a battery operated candle in your jack-o-lanterns this way there is no danger of little children burning themselves or flammable decorations catching on fire. Decorations are the first thing to ignite in 1,000 reported home fires each year so with a little prior planning we can make sure that everyone stays safe during this fun celebration of fall. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
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