Keep Halloween fun by being fire-safe
Spokane Fire Department offers fire safety tips
Brian Schaeffer, Assistant Chief, 509.625.7002
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
The Spokane Fire Department is reminding citizens to be safe this Halloween. The latest data shows that there are 10,300 fires nationwide during the three-day period around Halloween. These fires cause about 25 deaths, 125 injuries, and $83 million in property loss.
Here are some tips to keep in mind to help keep the Spokane community safer this Halloween:
- Choose a costume without long trailing fabric. This can cause a child to trip or may touch flames in jack-o’-lanterns or other decorations.
- If you make your own costume, use materials that won’t catch on fire easily if they come in contact with heat or flame.
- Give your children flashlights or glow sticks so they can see where they are walking.
- Keep decorations away from candles, light bulbs or heaters.
- Consider using flameless candles or glow sticks in your jack-o’-lantern.
- Keep exits clear of decorations.