Police departments aren't the only ones thinking about your kids' safety this Halloween, fire and rescue departments are too.
Winchester Fire and Rescue released these safety tips:
-Keep decorations away from open flames and other heat sources.
-Battery operated candles or flashlights are safer than using candles to light up your pumpkins.
-Have kids carry flashlights or glow sticks instead of candles.
-Keep emergency exits clear of decorations.
-When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.
-Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
-Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs, and heaters.
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