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CPD Hopes everyone has a safe Halloween

Halloween can be great fun for children.  In order to keep it as fun as possible, follow these safety tips and use common sense to keep children safe.  Of course, if you see anything suspicious, contact us at 901-853-3207 for non-emergency, or call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Wear brightly colored or reflective costumes.

-Many costumes are dark in color.  They may be suitable for daytime use, but think about the lighting when your child will be out.  If a dark costume cannot be avoided, add reflective tape to increase the child's visibility to motorists.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone.
-Groups are better for safety and make it easy to provide an adult chaperone.

Walk on sidewalks.
-Whenever possible, have kids walk on the sidewalk, not on the street.  Have children trick-or-treat on one side of the street at a time to lessen street crossings.  Also, stress the importance of crossing streets at the appropriate locations and being very cautious when doing so.


Ensure that children know not to enter any home or vehicle for the promise of candy.
-It doesn't matter how old the kids are, it's a bad idea. 


Inspect treats.
-It's a good idea to have an adult check the candy before letting the child eat it.  You should only accept homemade treats from people you know very well.


Drive carefully!!
-This is much more than a halloween safety tip.  You should always drive carefully!  But, with so many children outside this time of year it makes sense to reinforce the idea that a lot of precious lives will be in close proximity to the street.  Go more slowly in case a child doesn't see you and darts into traffic.



Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
   
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
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