Tips to keep you safe this Halloween
Be prepared when going out
ReadyWisconsin, part of Wisconsin Emergency Management, wants to keep you and all of your little ghouls, princesses and vampires safe this Halloween with some safety tips.
ReadyWisconsin advises that children under 12 should not trick-or-treat alone, and regardless of age, they should walk in groups or with an adult.
It’s hard not to immediately eat all of the candy once you get home, but make sure an adult examines treats to check for tampering and choking hazards. Also, avoid eating anything homemade by strangers!
Feel free to dress up in any costume, but try to make sure all parts are flame resistant. You also won’t have to worry about flames as much when using flashlights or battery operated candles in jack o’-lanterns.
ReadyWisconsin also suggests staying away from long trailing fabrics and ill-fitting masks.
When driving around neighborhoods, watch out for pedestrians and make sure to know when the community is hosting trick-or-treat hours. Pedestrians, to help out drivers, have reflective tape on costumes or bags along with holding a flashlight or light stick.