Halloween Safety Tips

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HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
District Four
Silverton Station

IN CASE OF EMERGECNY DIAL 911 For non-emergencies, you may contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at (513) 936-6220.

pumpkinHomeowners

  • Turn on your porch lights so children know it is all right to visit your home.
  • If you are placing a Jack-O-Lantern on your porch, place a glow stick inside instead of a candle.
  • Hand out only commercially wrapped candy.
  • Never invite children into your home.
  • If using candles, keep them away from the path of children.
  • Keep pets away from children.
  • Maintain clear walkways that are free from obstructions.
  • Immediately notify law enforcement of any suspicious activity.
spiderMotorists

  • Drive slowly and cautiously.
  • Look for Children walking on the street, running and darting in between parked vehicles.
  • Avoid using your cell phone while driving because it will cause distraction.
  • Be extra careful when entering and exiting driveways.
  • Play your music at a reasonable volume so you can listen for potential children crossing your path.
  • Never drink and drive.

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Halloween is an exciting night of the year and a particularly special treat for young children. It is also an important time to be extra vigilant for potential safety hazards. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to have a happy, fun and safe Halloween by following these tips.

 

Parents

  • Always escort your children and carry a flashlight
  • Be familiar with the neighborhood where your children will be trick-or-treating.
  • batSet a specific time for your child/children to be out.
  • Always know who is trick-or-treating with your children
  • Walk on the sidewalk and not in the roadway
  • Instruct your children NEVER to enter any homes
  • Stay in well lighted areas.
  • Choose fireproof comfortable costumes made of light colored material so they can be seen in the dark.
  • Consider placing reflective tape on your children’s costumes
  • Have children avoid wearing eye makeup or masks, which will restrict their vision
  • Avoid having children carry replica firearms, swords or toys which can be mistaken for the real thing
  • Give out only commercially wrapped candy.
  • Teach children their home and/or parent’s cellular phone numbers in case they get lost.
Trick or Treaters

  • Do not trick-or-treat by yourself
  • If props are carried, they should be made of soft rubber, Styrofoam or other pliable material
  • Do not take short cuts.
  • Obey all traffic signals and look in all directions when crossing the street.
  • Don’t run! Walk to your destination and don’t dare in and out cars or driveways.
  • Walk in the direction facing traffic
  • batOnly trick-or-treat at homes with their porch lights on.
  • Never approach a car offering candy.
  • Wait until you get home before eating any treats

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ghostlightsHalloween Safety Crime Prevention Quiz

Play it safe on Halloween and follow the advice in the Halloween Crime Prevention Quiz below.  Place a check beside the answer you feel is best.

  1.  Someone gives you candy that is not wrapped and sealed by a candy company.
    You should:

    1. Eat the candy
    2. Save the candy for another day.
    3. Throw the candy away.
  2. One of the treats you were given has something suspicious sticking out of it.
    You should:

    1. Bite into the candy to see what it is.
    2. Tell your Mom and/or Dad immediately so they can report it to the police.
    3. Do not tell anyone and save if for later.
    4. Give the candy away.
  3. The safest way to go trick or treating is:
    1. Alone
    2. Late at night
    3. On your bicycle
    4. With your parents
  4. The best place to go to trick or treating is:
    1. In a strange neighborhood
    2. In your own neighborhood where you know people
    3. Where there is a pumpkin in the window

HALLOWEEN SAFETY QUIZ ANSWER KEY
1. C

2. B

3. D

4. B

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