Emergency Management

simple steps for a safe halloween

Throughout the month of October, take time to prepare for Halloween. Costume and traffic safety is essential for trick-or-treaters. These tips can help make a safe and happy holiday for everyone:

  • Travel Together - Trick-or-treat as part of a large group with a responsible adult
  • Stay on Sidewalks - Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe
  • Brighten Up - If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
  • Communicate - Ensure your trick-or-treaters have a communications card with them in case they get separated

Click Here for more Halloween safety tips and be sure to use this checklist to ensure you are prepared to have a fun and safe Halloween!

Ready Halloween

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The Office of Emergency Management provides printed preparedness materials to citizens upon request. Printed materials include: communication plans, emergency plans, fliers, postcards, lists, booklets, and more! English and Spanish materials are available. Please check back frequently for updated materials.

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