HAPPY HALLOWEEN – Trick or Treat?!
Our treat to you – Safety Tips for a Fun Halloween!
Safety, safety, safety – it’s a concern for every occasion or holiday. While Halloween is full of spooky fun and yummy treats, we’d like to offer you some tips to keep you and your families safe on this spooktacular weekend!
- When shopping for costumes for your children, look for flame-resistant materials without long or trailing fabric.
- Supply your child with reflective arm bands so they are visible to others in the dark.
- Make your home safe for trick-or-treaters by keeping steps and porches free of obstructions such as extension cords and decorations.
- Ensure that cables and lights used for outdoor decorations are rated for outdoor use.
- Use battery powered lights to illuminate pumpkins instead of candles.
Find more safety tips for Halloween from:
- The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs
- The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
- The National Fire Protection Association
How much candy should you buy?
We’ve all tried to predict the number of kids coming around to trick-or-treat in our neighbourhoods and we can’t seem to get it right. Either we get too much or too little. Here’s something that will help you out! A “Trick-or-Treater” Density map has been put together based on research done by Stats Canada. Simply search your geographical area and see how much candy you’ll be treating!
Click the map to get started.