Tomorrow marks one of the most exciting days of the year: Halloween!
While trick-or-treating is an exciting and memorable event to share with your kids, family, friends and community, it is also an event that requires safety prevention methods to be taken seriously. In honor of tomorrow’s events, Titan would like to share the following safety tips:
- Wear costumes that are colorful, bright, and reflective
- Bring flashlights to help light your route
- Designate a specific trick-or-treat route to follow
- Tell your children not to eat candy until they get home
- Inspect your child’s candy for any open wrappers, or hazardous material
- If your child is old enough to go trick-or-treating without your supervision, make sure they are going with a group of people you trust, have a fully charged cell phone, and have a specific route to follow
- Agree on a specific time that your child should be home
- Don’t let your child wear masks that obstruct their vision
- Bring your cell phone with you upon trick-or-treating with your child
- Avoid walking down dark streets
- Have a specific route planned out and follow that route
- Do not cross through yards or alleys
- Tell your child to never enter a stranger’s home
- Stay aware of your surroundings
In Preparation for trick-or-treaters at your home:
- Clear the porch area of anything that a trick-or-treater may trip on, such as a rake, garden hose, etc.
- Check that all porch lights are working and provide enough light for trick-or-treaters
- Keep pets away from the door
As always, if you “See Something, Say Something”. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity, call 855-RPRT-2-S4 (855-777-8274).
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