The Red Cross has issued safety tips for a safe Halloween experience
Oct 29 2016 by Kristina Bennett
To help ensure the evenings events are safe for everyone, Brookhaven's Police Department (BPD) has provided tips on HalloweenSafety.
Cassie Tolbert, a mother of two, says her kids are anxiously waiting to go trick-or-treating.
Never allow children to trick-or-treat without responsible adult supervision.
Trick-or-Treat will take place in our local areas on October 31. Walk on direct routes with fewest street crossings.
While at home handing out candy, do not open the door for anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable.
Additionally, keep in mind to carefully inspect your child's candy or other goodies prior to allowing them to consume it. Give them a flashlight to light their way. "If you do wear a mask, you want to make sure you have nice eye holes, nice holes for your ears, so you can hear and nice holes so you can breathe", said Woodward.
"In general, we recommend, not wearing a mask". They're fun of course, but all of those props can be a problem for trick-or-treaters.
If props are carried, they should be made of soft rubber, Styrofoam, or other pliable material.
Don't run! Walk to your intended destination and don't dart in and out of cars or driveways.
Walk in the direction facing traffic. "Always designate a driver before consuming alcohol".
Only let your children visit well-lit houses and never let then enter a stranger's auto or home. Never approach a auto offering candy.
"Trick or Treaters" should stay in their local neighborhood. Don't eat candy collected until an adult inspects it. HOMEOWNERS Turn on porch light so children know it's ok to trick-or-treat there.
· Use a glow stick instead of a candle in the jack-o-lantern to avoid a fire hazard.
Police also advise parents to check out a child's costumer before they go out.
Select the right size of costumes to prevent trips and falls.
Maintain clear walkways that are free from obstruction.
"We definitely stay with them and we keep them close".
Immediately notify Chattanooga Police about any suspicious activity by calling 423-698-2525. Don't cross between parked cars. They remind drivers to be extra careful on Halloween night.