By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 7:30 AM CST
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.
Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.
All items for a safer Trick or Treating can be found at Booth Fire and Safety. If you have a business or organization that needs help to insure the safety of the people and building itself, your local choice is Booth Fire and Safety. 538 State Street Bowling Green. Call them at 270.781.3330 or check their website out and fan them on facebook.
|Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
|Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
|Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
|Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
|Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. (Flashlights Available at Booth Fire and Safety)
|Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. (Get First Aid Kits for any issues at Booth Fire and Safety)
|Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
|Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
|Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
|Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
|Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
|Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
|Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. (If you have a lit Pumpkin keep a Fire Extinguisher handy from Booth Fire and Safety)