Fire Safety By The Month 

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

According to FEMA, there were nearly 10,300 fires each year, from 2011 to 2013, during the three-day period around Halloween. These fires caused approximately 25 deaths, 125 injuries, and $83 million in property loss.

 

In order to keep your family safe, consider the following Halloween fire safety tips:

 

  • Choose a costume without long trailing fabric. If you make your own costume, use materials that won’t catch on fire easily if they come in contact with heat or flames.

  • Give your children flashlights or glow sticks so they can see where they are going.

  • Keep decorations away from candles, light bulbs, or heat-producing equipment. 

  • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles or glow sticks in your jack-o-lantern. 

  • Keep exits clear of decorations and furnishings. 

  • Make sure your smoke alarms operate properly and replace them when they are ten years old.

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