AeroCare offers Halloween safety tips

Halloween should be fun and scary, not dangerous and scary. AeroCare is reminding everyone to be safe on Halloween. Twice as many kids are hit by a car while walking on Halloween, more than any other day of the year.

Dressing appropriately for trick-or-treating and carefully planning your evening can increase the likelihood of an injury-free Halloween.

Kenneth Hawley, program director for AeroCare recommends that, before trick-or-treating, talk to children about these safety procedures:

  • Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult
  • Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas
  • Never enter a stranger’s home
  • Agree on a specific time to return home
  • Carry a flashlight with fresh batteries to help see and be seen
  • Review pedestrian and traffic safety rules
  • Do not to eat any treats until they are inspected by adults

When making or purchasing Halloween costumes, follow these safety precautions to ensure your children remain safe while looking great:

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags for better nighttime visibility
  • Halloween makeup should be non-toxic
  • Non-toxic makeup or decorative hats are safer than masks, which can limit or block eyesight
  • Wear good-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls

For more information on Halloween safety, visit the National Safety Council’s website at