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Safety Corner: Prepare for Halloween's lurking dangers

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  • By Staff Sgt. Casey Loving
  • 82nd Training Wing safety office
It's that time of year again when everyone gets to dress-up as their favorite superhero, princess or animal.  When preparing for a fun-filled holiday of costume parties, trick-or-treating, and other festivities, keep the following safety tips in mind:

· If your costume has weapon or accessories, make sure they are made of soft, flexible materials. 
· Don't trick-or-treat alone.  There is always safety in numbers.  For younger children, make sure there is a trusted adult in the group. 
· Use flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective materials to make yourself visible during hours of darkness.  This is especially important if your costume is dark-colored. 
· Stay on sidewalks whenever possible and look both ways before crossing the street.
· Avoid slips, trips, and falls by making sure that masks and footwear fit correctly and costumes are not too long.
· Eat only wrapped treats and avoid homemade treats from strangers.
· Do not enter the home of people you do not know unless accompanied by an adult.

Information courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  For more information please visit this website: