Clay Fire Marshal talks Halloween safety tips

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Many folks are already in the Halloween spirit. They have their costumes picked out and their homes are decorated, but are they a disaster waiting to happen?

NewsCenter 16 met up with Fire Marshal at Clay Fire Territory, Dave Cherrone, to get some tips on how to make Halloween as safe as possible.

Cherrone says when decorating your home you want to stay away from an open flame. Open flames can cause burns, start fires or even catch a kids costume on fire as they walk by. Instead, use battery operated lights. They look just as real and only cost about two bucks for a pack of six.

And when it comes to your kids costumes, the most important thing is for kids to see and be seen.

“We try to stay away from masks. This is a child’s mask but you notice the eyes are very small so it’s going to be hard to see out of them. They may find a scarier mask but it might just be an adult size, which again is not going to be a good size for them to try and see out of. So, instead of that for a couple bucks each, find whatever it is you want to be and use makeup,” says Cherrone.

Some other safety tips while you are out with the kiddos. Make sure an adult is with them at all times. Stay in neighborhoods that you're familiar with, and only go to homes with the lights on. Make sure you don't eat your candy until you get home.


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