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City, police issue safety tips for Halloween 

–The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services and Paso Robles Police Department have released a list of tips to help, “everyone to have an enjoyable and safe Halloween.”

Treats

• Advise children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering or choking hazards

Visibility

• Improve visibility with a reflective bag

• Children should carry flashlights/glow sticks

Safety

• When purchasing a costume, look for the label “Flame Resistant”halloween-151843_640 copy

• Lighter-colored costumes are easier to see in the dark

• Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling

• Face paint is safer than masks

• If a mask is worn, be sure it has eye holes large enough to allow full vision

• Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child

• Children should be cautioned against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or clotheslines present dangers

• Always use crosswalks, and cross with an adult

• Children should go only to homes where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome

Halloween Fire Safety

• Halloween is a fun time but it’s also an important time to practice fire safety. The occurrence of fire increases around Halloween due to the use of candles as decorations

• Never leave candles unattended

• To better fire proof your pumpkins, light them with glow sticks

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