SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS
City of Pasadena wishes young and old alike to have a fun and spooktacular
Halloween this year. The City offers the
following suggested safety tips and reminders.
be careful when using candles! Halloween
is one of the most popular festivities where candles are used, but candles also
cause hundreds of house fires and injuries each year along with millions of
dollars in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection
instead using flashlights or battery-operated candles in Jack o’ Lanterns. If you do use real candles: use caution and keep
watch on lit candles at all times; keep children away from open flames; use
long, fireplace-style matches or utility lighters and keep all combustible
material well away from trick-or-treaters, other decorations, doorsteps and
costumes wisely. Avoid billowing or
long, trailing fabric that can catch fire or get caught in a door or be tripped
over. Make sure masks have eyeholes
large enough to see out. Provide
children with flashlights or glow sticks as part of their costumes.
sure children know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing does catch
fire. Make it a fun exercise to practice
stopping, dropping & covering your face and rolling to put out the flames.
wisely, keep all items away from open flames and heat sources, including light
bulbs and heaters. Remember to keep
exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes.
sure children go trick-or-treating in a group with at least one responsible
adult who has a fully charged cell phone.
sure children know how to safely cross the street by looking left, right and
left again to be sure no cars are approaching before crossing.
no eating of treats until all is brought home and inspected by an adult! Throw out any suspicious treat or opened
candy. Only accept homemade treats from
friends, family and neighbors you know and trust.
forget about your animal companions!
Provide them with a quiet place indoors.
Feed pets early and make sure dogs are walked well before
trick-or-treaters hit the streets. Keep
your cats inside your home or garage for the night.
responsibly; always designated a driver.
Even a limo for the night is cheaper—and far more fun—than being
arrested for drunken driving. Having a
sober driver is far safer too.
emergencies always call 9-1-1. If you
see something suspicious, say something by calling police at (626) 744-4241. For
more safety information, call the Pasadena Fire Department at (626) 744-7177.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016 #061-16
MEDIA CONTACTS: Lisa
Derderian, Pasadena Fire Department, (626) 744-7276, email@example.com OR William
H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626)