It's that time of year when the nights grow longer, cold seeps in, and little monsters and mummies get geared up for All Hallow's Eve. Decorations and trick-or-treating are a highlight for the month of October, but safety should not be compromised. Fortunately, they can go hand-in-ghoulish hand by following these simple tips:
- Use battery-operated candles for pumpkins and other decorations.
- Keep all decorations away from heat sources such as open flames, heaters, and light bulbs.
- Review and practice your family fire evacuation route, assuring all exits are clear of decorations.
- When trick-or-treating, carry flashlights or glow sticks, or incorporate reflective fabric into your costumes.
For more safety tips and fun activities, including a Sparky pumpkin template, visit the National Fire Protection Association.
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