Halloween safety not a scary subject

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jamie Neppl
  • 82nd Training Wing Safety Office
The one night where we can dress up and get free candy is almost here - Halloween! 

Each year, thousands of mishaps occur on this spooky night. There are a few simple cautious steps parents and children can take to help prevent these mishaps: 

H: Have grown-ups inspect treats before eating, and don't eat candy if the package is already opened. 

A: Adult or an older responsible youth will supervise children. 

L: Look both ways before crossing the street. Cross at street corners, not between parked cars. 

L: Light your way with a flashlight and have reflective material on your clothes. 

O: Only visit houses where the lights are on. 

W: Walk from house to house, do not run. Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects, or uneven terrain, can present tripping hazards. 

E: Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. 

E: Entire routes should be planned out carefully and shared with the whole family. 

N: Never go into a stranger's house; only accept your treats at the door. 

Dressing up your little pumpkin for a successful night out could be one step closer to making this Halloween a safe one. 

Sheppard trick-or-treating begins at 6 p.m. in all base housing areas and ends at 8 p.m. 

Pumpkin Patrol volunteers are needed to ensure all of Sheppard's little ghosts and goblins have a safe and fun Halloween. To volunteer, call the 82nd Security Forces Squadron at 676-5156.