Strathcona County Crime Watch Association -

                                "The Eyes and Ears of Your Community"

Halloween Safety

  • Swords, Knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
  • Avoid Trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat so you do not get sick.
  • Hold a flashlight to make it easier for you to see and be seen by others. Always walk, do not run from house to house.
  • Always test make up in a small area first. Be sure to remove it before bedtime to avoid a skin rash or irritation of the eyes.
  • Look both ways before you cross the street, Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Lower your risk of eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • Walk on sidewalks when possible or on the edge of the roadway facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Wear well fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
  • Eat only factory wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • Enter homes only if you are with a trusted adult.
  • Only visit well lit houses. Don't stop at dark house.
  • Never accept rides from strangers.