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In the Know: The Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Offer Lifesaving Tips For Halloween

It is the time of year for trick-or-treating, scary costumes, candy, and pumpkins. By making small adjustments during this time to costumes and decoration choices danger and risk to public safety is easily decreased. The Professional Firefighters of Nevada (PFFN) reminds the community to be safe this Halloween by offering some safety tips.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there is an overall increase in fires on Halloween caused by open flames. Here are some tips for this Halloween:

  • Keep decorations and costumes away from flames and heat sources.
  • Use flameless LED candles instead of candles to decorate the home and walkways.
  • Make sure your children’s costumes have eyeholes big enough for them to see out of.
  • Provide flashlights or glow sticks to carry for lighting.
  • Tell children to stay away from open flames and be sure your children know how to stop, drop, and roll in case their costume catches fire.
  • Know the exits of any Halloween party or home you go to.

Rusty McAllister, President of the PFFN, says “This Halloween we want to reduce the Halloween night fires by informing people in our state with our safety tips. With an overall increase of fires on Halloween, we urge community members to take safety precautions to make sure they have nothing other than a fun-filled Halloween.”

Please call 9-1-1 for help of your local fire fighters in the case of a fire emergency.

The PFFN wishes you a happy and safe Halloween.

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