Halloween Safety Tips

Did you know that home decorations are the first thing ignited in over 1,000 homes each Halloween season?

Follow these basic rules for a safe and happy Halloween:

• Buy only fire-resistant/flame-retardant costumes.
• 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)

These and more fire safe holiday tips can be found at National Fire Protection Association (