Kingston Fire & Rescue offers these tips to make sure you have a safe and fire-free Halloween on Monday.
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS:
– Costumes should be fire retardant and reflective. Keep costumes short, avoid loose clothing and capes to reduce the chance of tripping or contact with candles. Teach children to stop, drop and roll, covering their faces should clothing catch fire.
– Give trick-or-treaters a flashlight with fresh batteries or glow sticks and review traffic safety rules. Be extra careful when driving and accompany children when they go out trick-or-treating.
– Use battery-operated lights or glow sticks in jack-o-lanterns instead of candles. Never use candles in decorative paper bags. Keep children and pets away from candles. Always keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.
– Do not overload electrical outlets with holiday lighting or special effects. Keep exit doors unobstructed.
For more fire prevention tips go to CityofKingston.ca/Fire.