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

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