SAFE HAL­LOWEEN

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - Cov­ing­ton Fire Depart­ment Deputy Chief Tony Smith

S Swords, knives and small sim­i­lar cos­tume ac­ces­sories should be short, soft and flex­i­ble.

A Avoid trick-or-treat­ing alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F Fas­ten re­flec­tive tape to cos­tumes and bags to help driv­ers see you.

E Ex­am­ine all treats for chok­ing haz­ards and tam­per­ing be­fore eat­ing them. H Hold a flash­light while trickor-treat­ing to help you see and oth­ers see you. Al­ways walk and don’t run from house to house. A Al­ways test make-up in a small area first. Re­move it be­fore bed­time to pre­vent pos­si­ble skin and eye ir­ri­ta­tion. L Look both ways be­fore cross­ing the street. Use es­tab­lished cross­walks wher­ever pos­si­ble.

L Lower your risk for se­ri­ous eye in­jury by not wear­ing dec­o­ra­tive con­tact lenses.

O Only walk on side­walks when­ever pos­si­ble, or on the far edge of the road fac­ing traf­fic to stay safe.

E Eat only fac­tory wrapped treats. Avoid eat­ing home­made treats made by strangers.

E En­ter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit homes and never ac­cept rides from strangers. N Never walk near lit can­dles or lu­mi­nar­ies. Be sure to wear flame re­sis­tant cos­tumes.

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