Halloween Safety Tips from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service offers safety advice to parents and others celebrating Halloween. 


  • Make sure costumes are flame-resistant or retardant 
  • Avoid loose-fitting masks that block vision 
  • Make costumes short enough to avoid tripping
  • Wear shoes that fit selective focus photography of person holding pumpkin


  • Carry lightweight flashlights 
  • Wear reflective wristbands 
  • Accompany children 
  • Never enter a stranger’s home unless an adult is present  
  • Only cross streets at intersections and crosswalks
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing

For more tips, visit Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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