halloween safety tips

October 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Advises Against Door-To-Door Trick-Or-Treating

Montgomery County officials issued guidance Friday on keeping families and children safe during Halloween in light of COVID-19. County officials are advising against traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating because of the “challenge of maintaining proper physical distancing on porches and at front doors.” They are also advising against participating in activities where food is shared, such as […]

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October 26, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

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.  Costumes: 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 Trick-or-treating: Carry lightweight flashlights  Wear reflective wristbands  Accompany children  Never enter a stranger’s home […]

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October 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Public Safety Agencies Provide Halloween Safety Tips

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service reminds residents to be especially vigilant and keep safety in mind this Halloween.  Take time to review basic safety tips for trick-or-treaters, homeowners, drivers, pedestrians, party-goers and pets. The most important message is to remind kids to be alert to vehicles and for motorists to slow down, drive […]

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October 30, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Nine Tips to Keep Pets Safe this Halloween

Halloween can be a stressful time for families with pets. Montgomery County public safety personnel provide the following nine tips to keep pets safe on Oct. 31. Keep pets inside. Pets, especially cats, can be vulnerable targets for pranksters on Halloween night. Keep them safe indoors to avoid possible trouble. More chocolate is sold on […]

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October 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Halloween Safety Tips (VIDEO)

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun time of the year but it’s also important to take some precautions to make sure your celebration is as safe as it is sweet. Leave the porch light on. Clear yard and porch of debris. Have an adult present for trick-or-treating. Older children should trick-or-treat […]

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October 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

Halloween pumpkin

Halloween Safety Tips (Video)

From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun time of the year but it’s also important to take some precautions to make sure your celebration is as safe as it is sweet. Take a look for some suggestions: Leave the porch light on. Clear yard and porch of debris. Have an adult present […]

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October 30, 2013 | Staff Writer

It’s Good to be Seen, Especially on Halloween

With Halloween quickly approaching, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and Safe Kids Montgomery would like to offer some important tips for a safe Halloween. “Recent research shows that on Halloween, children are at greater risk of being fatally injured by a motor vehicle than any other day of the year,” said Fire Chief […]

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October 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Halloween pumpkin

Halloween Safety Tips

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service reminds residents to be especially vigiliant and have safety in mind this Halloween following Hurricane Sandy. For many, trick or treating may not be safe this year due to power outages, wires, trees down and debris in the area. However, if your children will be going trick or […]

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