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Trick-or-Treat

posted Oct 23, 2015, 10:31 AM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Oct 23, 2015, 10:33 AM ]
Silver Spring Ambulance would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!   The Silver Spring and Middlesex Township Trick-or-Treat night will be THIS THURSDAY, October 29th.   Drivers, please use caution in all residential areas where ghosts and goblins (trick-or-treaters) will be haunting the streets.   Parents, please review these Trick-or-Treat safety tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with your children.   Have a fun and safe night!


Alphabet letter SSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
  
Alphabet letter HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter EEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
Alphabet letter NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

From: CDC.GOV