To raise awareness on Halloween safety, Snoqualmie firefighters will hand out hundreds of safety strobe balls in local neighborhoods of downtown and Snoqualmie Ridge on Friday, Oct. 31. These balls can be carried in hand and will help drivers spot trick-or-treaters. Parents could also add reflective tape to costumes so children will be more visible, especially for those kids planning to wear dark outfits.
Check out “Lucky 13 Tips for a Safe Halloween” located on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website for information about food safety, costume and make-up safety, colored contact lens warnings, and more.
Halloween presents an excellent opportunity to teach kids about safety. Keep little ones close. Be a good example by crossing streets only at crosswalks, looking both ways, and not running. Help bigger kids be safe by setting parameters, such as wearing manageable costumes they can easily walk in, pre-planning routes, and checking in or coming home at a set time.