Go To Search
HomeEmailPrint
FacebookTwitter

Halloween Safety
Ghost  Facts, Figures & General Information
With a little forethought and planning, you can keep your children safe on the spookiest night of the year! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates an annual average of 1240 reported home structure fires were started by decorations between 2003 and 2004. Each year, these fires averaged:
  • 7 civilian deaths
  • 53 civilian injuries
  • $20 million in direct property damage
Safety Tips (a partial list)
NFPA provides these safe tips to help keep your little goblins safe:
  • Stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric when choosing a costume. If your child is wearing a mask, be sure the eye holes are large enough to see out. • Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to help them be more easily seen.
  • Many seasonal decorations like dried flowers and cornstalks are highly combustible and should be kept well clear of all open flames and heat sources.
  • Remind children to stay away from open flames. Practice “Stop, drop and roll,” so they know what to do should their costumes or clothing catches fire.
For more safety tips and other information about this topic and many others, visit the National Fire Protection Association.

Other Resources
Send a Sparky the Fire Dog Halloween card or color a Sparky the Fire Dog Be-safe Halloween coloring sheet.

Take the "Trick or Treat" Family Safety Quiz offered by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for a fun and safe Halloween! 

Source:
NFPA´s Fire Analysis and Research Division
Underwriters Laboratories

Halloween Safety
NFPA Halloween
Safety Tips


10416 Watterson Trail   |   Jeffersontown, KY 40299   |   Ph: (502) 267-8333   |   Fx: (502) 267-0547
10416 Watterson Trail   |   Jeffersontown, KY 40299   |   Ph: (502) 267-8333   |   Fx: (502) 267-0547