Halloween safety tips from the SWFD

October 25, 2010

Don’t let your guard down when it comes to safety

Halloween is an exciting and festive time for children and adults. Halloween parties, prick or treating, fall festivals and haunted houses are all enjoyable.  However, the South Walton Fire District (SWFD) wants to remind you to not let your guard down when it comes to safety.

We all think about the obvious when Trick or Treating: check the candy before eating, carry a flashlight, wear reflective or bright colors, don’t accept rides from stranger, etc. Yes, these are correct and we should adhere to these safety measures; but, there is more to overall safety than just these precautions.

The SWFD wants to remind motorists to strive for the safe operation of their vehicle; watch out for pedestrians and slow down. If you are driving children around a neighborhood have them exit and re-enter the vehicle only at the curbside. If you are the driver, refrain from wearing a mask or costume that could obscure your vision and ensure you put the vehicle in park before passengers exit and enter.  Not to leave out the adult ghouls and goblins, if you participate in Halloween activities or adult parties, please designate a driver.

For more Halloween safety tips please visit the South Walton Fire District website at www.swfd.org for a comprehensive list of safety tips to make everyone’s Halloween a safe and enjoyable experience!
For additional information, please contact Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshal at ssanchez@swfd.org or 850-267-1298.