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Posted on: October 27, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Safety Tips

Dear Residents,

Halloween is just around the corner and we want everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween. The Howell Township Office of Emergency Management offers some important safety tips and precautions to keep you and your family safe so everyone will be able to enjoy the evening.

Check out these simple steps to a safe and fun Halloween:

• Costumes should be bright-colored or have reflective tape to highlight them.
• Costumes should be labeled flame-retardant.
• The eye holes on masks should be large enough to see through clearly.
• Keep costumes short to avoid getting caught under feet and causing slipping or falling.

• Children should be accompanied by an adult.
• If older children are going out unaccompanied, go over the ground rules first! They should travel in a group, and an adult should know which neighborhoods they will be in.
• Carry a flash light or glow stick to increase visibility to drivers.
• Only trick-or-treat in familiar areas. Never enter a home without an adult.

Checking Treats
• Throw out anything that appears tampered with, such as home-made foods or home-packaged foods, unless you are certain of the source.
• Inspect unwrapped treats and take away treats that are not age-appropriate.

Tips for Drivers
• Be especially alert. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are during the typical rush-hour period.
• Drive slowly in residential areas.
• Enter and exit driveways slowly.


William Gotto, Mayor
Robert Nicastro, Deputy Mayor
Ed Guz, Councilman
Pauline Smith, Councilwoman
Bob Walsh, Councilman

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