It’s the time of year for tricks and treats, but it’s also important to be sure that your family stays safe this Halloween. Halloween is one of children’s favorite holidays and is an exciting time of year.

It’s the time of year for tricks and treats, but it’s also important to be sure that your family stays safe this Halloween. Halloween is one of children’s favorite holidays and is an exciting time of year. Please follow these tips below to help your children stay safe:

Be sure your children’s costumes are safe. Use costumes that are bright and reflective. It is important to be sure that their costumes are fireproof, contain large eyeholes to see clearly, and fit properly to avoid tripping hazards. If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of the costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. These accessories may easily hurt children if they stumble or trip.


Teach your children basic safety rules such as, never entering a stranger’s n home or car and safe ways to cross the street.

Only approach houses that are well lit and make sure children and adults have a flashlight on hand. A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children. Set a time for your children to be home. Plan a safe route. Know the route your children are taking if you are unable to be with them. Instruct children not to eat any treats until they have been brought home and examined.


If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to Halloween Safety, please call the Livingston County Department of Health at 585-243-7299 or visit www.livingstoncounty.us/doh.htm.