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ionssuchasj ack-o
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anterns,dri
ed
cornst
alks,andhaybalesareouti nfrontofhomeswi tht
rick-
or-t
reatersi ncost
umesr unni
ng
fr
om homet ohome.Thesedecor ati
onsandt heti
mehonor edtr
adi t
ionoft ri
ck-
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reati
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whatmakeHal l
oweenagr eatholi
day,butthereisalsoaninherentr eriskthatcanpotent
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HA
LLOWE
ENFI
RES
Accordingtot heNat i
onalFireProtectionAssoci
ati
on,holidaydecor at
ionswer ethecauseof
about1, 000repor tedhouser esperyearbet ween2006and2010.ForHal loweeni n
parti
cular,decorationsof t
enconsi stofcandlesaswellasdr iedcornstal
ksandhaybal es,
costumeswi tht rai
lingfabric,andot herpaperdecorati
onst hatcaneasilycatchreifthey
comei ntocont actwi t
ht heamef rom acandleorjack-o
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ant er
n.Manyoft her esrecorded
bytheNat i
onalFi r
ePr otectionAssociati
ondur i
ngtheseyear swerecausedbyammabl e
decorationsthatwer etoocl osetoacandl eoranotherheatsour ce.

HALLOWEEN
F
IRES
AFE
TYT
IPS

Makesureallpot
enti
all
yammabl edecor ati
onsar
eaway
fr
om openames,from r
eplaces,orcandlesaswellasother
heatsour
cessuchasspaceheatersandl i
ghtbul
bs.Everyexit
i
nyourhomeshoul dbeclearincasear edoesoccur.

Usingabat teryoperatedcandleorgl ow st
ickfor
jack-o-
lanternsisasafeal t
ernati
vebuti fyouchooset ouse
realcandl es,li
ghtthem careful
lywi thlongr epl
acematches
oraut i
lityl
ightertoavoidtippi
ngt hepumpki n.Ift
hereare
childrenpr esentaroundl i
tcandles,theyshoul dbeclosel
y
super vised.Jack-o
-l
anternswithr ealcandlesshouldbeput
awayf r
om ot herpotential
lyammabl emat erial
sandaway
from wal kwaysusedbyt ri
ck-or
-treaters.

Avoi
dusingcandlesort
orchlightstodecorateyouryar
dor
si
dewalkandinst
eaduseashl i
ghts.Decorat
ionswit
han
openamecanbehazar dousast ri
ck-or
-tr
eatersmaybrush
agai
nsttheamewi t
htheircostumes.

Tryandavoidcostumest hatincludelongtr
ail
ingorbil
lowi
ng
fabri
c.I
fyourchil
dscostumei ncludesamask,cuttheeye
holesbi
genoughsot hatyourchi l
dcanseewher etheyare
walki
ngt oavoi
dfall
sorbr ushingagainstacandleoropen
ame.

Makesureyourchildrenunder st
andt herer i
sksofcandl
es
andopenamesandt hattheymustavoi dcontactwit
hthese
object
s.I
tisagoodi deat ogivethem ashl
ightsorglow
st
ickstouseforl
ightingast heyaretri
ck-or-
treati
ng.

Hall
oweenisat imef ort
ricksandt r
eats but
i
tsalsoat
imet obecaut i
ousaboutr es.The
U.S.Fir
eAdmi ni
strat
ioncompi leddataont he
numberofr eportedresar oundHalloween
fr
om 2011to2013.

Thel at
estdatashows10, 300reportedres
duringthethree-dayper i
odaroundHal l
oween.
Thoser escausedabout25deat hs,125
inj
uriesand$83mi l
li
oni npropert
yloss.The
numberonecauseoft heseHall
oweenr esis
cooking(44percent),f
ollowedbyheat i
ng(15
percent).

Chooseacost
umewi
thout I
fyoumakeyourown Gi
veyourchi
ldr
en
l
ongt
rai
li
ngf
abr
ic.Thi
scan cost
ume,usemat
eri
alst
hat ashl
ight
sorgl
ow st
icks
causeachi
ldt
otr
ipor won
tcat
chonr
eeasi
lyi
f sot
heycanseewher
e
mayt
ouchamesi
n t
heycomei
ncont
actwi
th t
heyar
ewal
king.
j
ack-
o-
lant
ernsorot
her heatorame.
decor
ati
ons.

Keepdecor
ati
onsaway Consi
derusi
ngamel
ess Keepexi
tscl
earof
f
rom candl
es,l
ightbul
bsor candl
esorgl
ow st
icksi
n decor
ati
ons.
heat
ers. yourj
ack-
o-
lant
ern.

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