October 20—Little ghosts and goblins will soon be venturing out to celebrate Halloween. Here at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, we have a few tips for keeping them safe during the festivities.
- Forget the Flame—Instead of candles, use battery-operated lights or glow sticks in jack-o-lanterns.
- Compact Clothing—Opt for snug-fitting, flame-resistant costumes instead of flowing material that can also cause falls.
- Fireproof Frights—Choose decorations that won’t easily catch fire and keep them away from heat sources.
- Light the Lane—Walk in well-lit areas and provide children with flashlights and reflective material as part of their costumes.
- Check the Candy— Inspect trick-or-treat bags for open or tampered items and any potential food allergies.
Accidents can happen quickly, so here are some additional Handy Hints to ensure you have a safe (and spooky) Halloween:
- Keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
- Ensure all smoke alarms are working.
- Never overload electrical outlets with powered decorations.
- Choose face paint over masks to avoid impaired vision.
- And only allow adults to use sharp instruments when carving pumpkins.
Before meeting up with friends and family this Halloween, make sure you look at the most updated guidelines from the Center for Disease Control to help control the spread of COVID-19 here: Holiday Tips (cdc.gov)
For more information about Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, contact Christy Maraone, VP of Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-863-9595.