Fulton County Police wants South Fulton Residents to Practice Good Halloween Safety Tips While “Trick or Treating” | Print |

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The Fulton County Police Department encourages families in South Fulton to be safe when allowing their kids to “Trick or Treat” this Halloween.    

Halloween has been celebrated in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children dress in costumes, indulge in candy and treats while having a fun-filled holiday. Some go house to house to “Trick or Treat” and others have fun at Fall Festivals.   The Fulton County Police Department wants to encourage all Fulton County residents to be safe when joining in the holiday fun.

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  • Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours. Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
  • Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.
  • All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.
  • Advise children that they should never enter a strangers’ house.  
  • Never invite children into your home.
  • Children should never accept rides from strangers.
  • Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
  • Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
  • Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
  • Instruct children not to stray from their group.
  • A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.

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  • Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
  • Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
  • Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night.
  • Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
  • Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
  • All costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
  • Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  • Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material.
  • Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
  • Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  • Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
  • Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  • Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.

Fulton County Police Chief Cassandra Jones wants parents to pay close attention to all safety tips while having fun on the night of Halloween, she said “We want residents to participate in the fun-filled activities surrounding the day but to be careful and take heed to all safety tips provided by the police to avoid accidents that could lead to both minor or severe injuries.

For more information about the safety tips provided contact the Fulton County Police Department at (404) 613-5711 or you may visit our website at www.fultoncountyga.gov

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