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Halloween Trick or Treat Safety

Halloween at Fire Station 9 Tips for Trick-or-Treat and Halloween Party Safety
 

Your kids may be trick-or-treating Halloween night with some scary characters - zombies, vampires, ghosts and robbers - but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep them safe!

Here are some tips to ensure your kids are safe and scary this Halloween:

  • Don’t let your kids accept any unwrapped or unsealed treats.

  • To prevent too much snacking, give your kids a light meal before they head out.

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone! Kids should travel in groups with a trusted adult.

  • Wear brightly colored clothing or attach reflective tape to your children’s costumes - car accidents are a Halloween hazard that can be avoided. 

  • Only go to homes where your children know the resident, or lights are on in front of the house.

And if you’re throwing a Halloween party at your house, the Food and Drug Administration has some suggestions for spooky snacks that won’t scare your kids’ immune systems:

  • Bobbing for apples? Be sure to wash them in cool, running water beforehand to remove any lingering bacteria on the surface. Scrub them with a produce brush for extra safety.

  • Raw batter can be enticing, but resist the temptation! It could contain bacteria that makes you sick.

  • Keep bacteria away by keeping perishable food cool until it’s time to serve it, and don’t leave the foods set out at room temperature for more than two hours.

  • Make sure your juices or ciders are pasteurized or otherwise treated to remove bacteria.





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