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Posted on: October 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Halloween Tips

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

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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