As Halloween approaches, Sen. Dale Fowler wants to share some important safety information and tips to help keep you and your children safe.
When planning your trick-or-treat outing, stick to the hours designated by your local community. If your teenage child is going out alone, encourage them to do so in groups and stay in well-lit areas. Children should never enter a stranger’s home for candy. Make sure to check that all candy is safe to eat and does not contain any allergens relevant to your child.
Additionally, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is offering some tips:
- When choosing costumes, make sure to stay away from long trailing fabric.
- Always check to make sure the fabric is flame resistant.
- If your child is wearing a mask, check that eye holes are large enough to provide an unrestricted view.
- When trick-or-treating, have your children carry a flash flight to not only light their way, but to keep them visible as well. Also, think about incorporating glow stickers on their costumes to increase visibility.