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Halloween Safety Tips Brought to you by The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Duracell
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With all of the fun Halloween has to offer, it’s easy to see why kids and parents alike love Halloween. However, with all the excitement, it is also easy for families to lose sight of the potential safety concerns that come with traveling in the dark at night. 


The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Duracell have teamed up to remind Canadians families to stay safe this Halloween and have identified Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treating.


The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs recommends keeping the following in mind this Halloween:


  • Dangerous Décor: Jack-o-lanterns maybe a time-honored tradition, but they also represent a fire hazard. Instead of using a candle inside of the Jack-o-lantern, place small flashlight or battery powered candle loaded with new Duracell Optimum batteries to help your family light the way on the dark and long Halloween night!
    • Optimum batteries are Duracell’s highest energy batteries, which come in a resealable package for convenient use
  • Don’t Blow It: When it comes to powering Halloween decorations, it’s easy to go overboard. But overloading extension cords and breakers is a fire hazard and will ruin the night. Be mindful of the decorations being used and when possible, opt for battery powered. 
  • Costume Considerations: When selecting this year’s Halloween costume, pick brightly coloured costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists. Add reflective tape to the costume to increase visibility.
  • Light the way: Make sure everyone in the Halloween trick-or-treating party has a flashlight loaded with Duracell’s highest energy Optimum batteries. This will help make kids more visible to motorists and others. When is doubt, stay in well-lit areas and only visit homes with their lights turned on
  • Strength in Numbers: While always advised to have a parent present, at some point kids will want to trick-or-treat on their own. Give yourself peace of mind and make sure there is a party of at least three people.
  • Know the Route: The temptation to collect as much candy as possible is understandable, but ill-advised. The safest option is to limit trick-or-treating to well-known neighbourhoods.
  • Quality Control: Make sure kids resist the urge to sample the spoils of trick-or-treating until an adult has inspected the candy to see if it has been tampered with.



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