Halloween Safety Tips
As you prepare for Halloween, the Bullhead City Fire Department urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind, particularly when decorating with candles and electrical lighting. A fire can easily start when candles are placed too close to decorations or when long trailing costumes come into contact with them. According to the NFPA, an average of 770 residential structure fires began with decorations between 2014-2018; candles started more than one-third of these fires.
To help citizens safely enjoy the fall festivities, BCFD would like to offer a few safety tips.
- Candles ~ Use battery-operated candles or glow sticks in your jack-o-lanterns
- Costumes ~ Stay away from long or flowing fabric
- Decorations ~ Avoid flammable decorations and keep decorations away from open flames and other heat sources.
- Exits ~ Remember to keep all decorations away from doors to avoid blocking any exits or escape routes.
- Smoke alarms ~ Make sure all of your smoke alarms are working and up to date
- Be visible ~ have children use flashlights or glow sticks as part of their costumes.
- Pedestrian Safely ~ cross the street at corners, using traffic signals, crosswalks, and watch for turning or backing up vehicles.
- Candy check ~ always check through your child’s candy before consuming
Have a happy and safe Halloween from the Bullhead City Fire Department!