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Courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association. …

Courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association.

For full details about 2010's authorized trick or treat hours, safety tips and events scheduled around the island, visit http://www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com/news/2010/10/21/trick-or-treat.html.

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  • 1. Halloween is a fun, and spooky, time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters with a few easy safety tips. Sparky® is a trademark of the NFPA. Halloween Fire Safety Tips KKK Buy only costumes, wigs and props labeled flame-resistant or flame-retardant. If you are making your own costume, Use flashlights as alternatives choose material that won’t easily ignite if it comes in to candles or torch lights when contact with heat or flame. Stay away from billowing or decorating walkways and yards. long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make They are much safer for trick-or- sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out. treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting. KKK Provide children with lightweight flashlights to carry for lighting or as part of their costume. If your children are going to Halloween parties at others’ KKK Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly homes, have them look for exits flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away and plan how they would get out from all open flames and heat sources, including light in an emergency. bulbs, and heaters. KKK It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme Did you know? caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and far enough out of way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards. KKK Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes. KKK Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches Decorations are the first fire. (Have them practice, stopping immediately, dropping thing to ignite in more than to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling 1,000 reported home fires over and over to put the flames out.) each year. Your Source for SAFETY Information NFPA Public Education Division • 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169 www.nfpa.org/education