Halloween Safety

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Trick-or-Treating Safety

You can help make everyone’s Halloween enjoyable by looking after children and establishing a safe environment, whether for costumed characters visiting your home or if your kids are out scaring up sweets.

  • Accompany children (under 12) trick or treating.
    • for children over 12, set up a check-in schedule, at least once per hour.
  • Inspect all candy when trick-or-treating and throw away anything that was possibly opened or otherwise not in its original packaging.
  • Ensure there is a clear path to your front door and that your lawn is well-lit to protect trick-or-treaters.
  • Remind your child about street safety and to never enter a stranger’s home or get in their car.

Creating a Safe Costume

Whether your child wants to be a superhero, a princess, or an astronaut, make sure his or her costume is visible on dark Halloween nights. Additionally, while making or choosing a costume, remember to:

  • Look for flame-resistant costumes to prevent accidental fires.
  • Attach reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags to help drivers spot you or your child at night.
  • Adjust costumes so that they fit well and do not drag on the floor or the ground.
  • Use makeup instead of masks whenever possible to avoid blind spots in vision.
  • If your child’s costume does require a mask, make sure masks fit properly so they can see and breathe easily.

What to do in Port Angeles?

  • The Downtown Port Angeles Association is hosting Trick-or-Treating downtown from 2pm-5pm on Halloween.
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