Friday, October 28, 2011

Safe Spooking

Did you know that home decorations are the first thing ignited in over 1,000 homes each Halloween season; or that Halloween is one of the top five days for candle fires?



Follow these basic rules for a safe and happy Halloween:


• Buy only fire-resistant/flame-retardant costumes, that are not flowing or billowy.


• Provide children with small flashlights to carry with them.


• Keep decorations (cornstalks, hay bales, crepe paper) away from flame and other heat sources.


• Consider using battery operated candles in jack-o-lanterns; if using candles exercise extreme caution (including placement of jack-o-lantern)



 Have fun this Halloween season and enjoy the creepy decorations, costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and all that candy! For more on Halloween fire safety check out the National Fire Protection Association at http://bit.ly/qF58qe.

Planning your own haunted house? Check out these posts:

Haunted Castle Tragedy 


Haunted House - "OPEN"