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Halloween Safety Tips - Community Advisory

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  • Cathy Plevy
    It’s that time of year again. Time for all the little witches, ghosts and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting time for children
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 21, 2010
      It’s that time of year again. Time for all the little witches, ghosts
      and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting
      time for children of all ages, but we want to make sure they understand
      how to keep themselves safe, whether they are with their parents or out
      with friends.

      - Make sure your child’s costume is bright and reflective since it
      will become dark outside during the course of their trick or treating.
      If it’s not, consider putting reflective tape or stripping on their
      costumes. Make sure their shoes fit well and their costumes are short
      enough that they don’t find themselves tripping.

      - Put your child’s name, address and phone number somewhere on them,
      especially for little ones, in case they get separated from you.

      - Review with your child “Stop-Drop-Roll” in case their costume
      does come in contact with fire.

      When trick-or-treating, remind your child(ren):

      By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.
      Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
      Only trick-or-treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a
      porch light on.
      Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
      If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway
      facing traffic.
      Never cut across yards or use alleys.
      Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
      Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
      Always walk. Never run across a street.
      Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
      Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a
      street, driveway or alley.
      Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing
      Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others
      will.
      Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be
      offered.
      No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult
      at home.
      Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any
      suspicious or unlawful activity.

      Please be safe and have a Happy Halloween from the Takoma Park Police
      Department!



      Catherine E. Plevy
      Executive Assistant
      Public Information Officer (PIO)
      Office of the Chief of Police
      7500 Maple Avenue
      Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
      cathyp@...
      (301) 891-7142
    • Cathy Plevy
      It’s that time of year again. Time for all the little witches, ghosts and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting time for children
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 19, 2011
        It’s that time of year again. Time for all the little witches, ghosts
        and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting
        time for children of all ages, but we want to make sure they understand
        how to keep themselves safe, whether they are with their parents or out
        with friends.

        - Make sure your child’s costume is bright and reflective since it
        will become dark outside during the course of their trick or treating.
        If it’s not, consider putting reflective tape or stripping on their
        costumes. Make sure their shoes fit well and their costumes are short
        enough that they don’t find themselves tripping.

        - Put your child’s name, address and phone number somewhere on them,
        especially for little ones, in case they get separated from you.

        - Review with your child “Stop-Drop-Roll” in case their costume
        does come in contact with fire.

        When trick-or-treating, remind your child(ren):

        By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.
        Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
        Only trick-or-treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a
        porch light on.
        Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
        If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway
        facing traffic.
        Never cut across yards or use alleys.
        Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
        Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
        Always walk. Never run across a street.
        Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
        Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a
        street, driveway or alley.
        Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing
        Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others
        will.
        Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be
        offered.
        No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult
        at home.
        Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any
        suspicious or unlawful activity.

        Chief Ricucci announces that there will be extra officers on patrol
        with an emphasis on residential areas.

        Please be safe and have a Happy Halloween from the Takoma Park Police
        Department!



        Catherine E. Plevy
        Executive Assistant
        Public Information Officer (PIO)
        Office of the Chief of Police
        7500 Maple Avenue
        Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
        cathyp@...
        (301) 891-7142
      • Cathy Plevy
        It’s that time of year again. Time for all the little witches, ghosts and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting time for children
        Message 3 of 5 , Oct 26, 2012
          It’s that time of year again. Time for all the little witches, ghosts
          and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting
          time for children of all ages, but we want to make sure they understand
          how to keep themselves safe, whether they are with their parents or out
          with friends.

          - Make sure your child’s costume is bright and reflective since it
          will become dark outside during the course of their trick or treating.
          If it’s not, consider putting reflective tape or stripping on their
          costumes. Make sure their shoes fit well and their costumes are short
          enough that they don’t find themselves tripping.

          - Put your child’s name, address and phone number somewhere on them,
          especially for little ones, in case they get separated from you.

          - Review with your child “Stop-Drop-Roll” in case their costume
          does come in contact with fire.

          When trick-or-treating, remind your child(ren):

          By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.
          Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
          Only trick-or-treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a
          porch light on.
          Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
          If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway
          facing traffic.
          Never cut across yards or use alleys.
          Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
          Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
          Always walk. Never run across a street.
          Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
          Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a
          street, driveway or alley.
          Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing
          Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others
          will.
          Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be
          offered.
          No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult
          at home.
          Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any
          suspicious or unlawful activity.

          Please be safe and have a Happy Halloween from the Takoma Park Police
          Department!



          Catherine E. Plevy
          Executive Assistant
          Public Information Officer (PIO)
          Office of the Chief of Police
          7500 Maple Avenue
          Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
          cathyp@...
          (301) 891-7142
        • Cathy Plevy
          It’s that time of year again. Almost time for all the little witches, ghosts and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting time for
          Message 4 of 5 , Oct 16, 2013
            It’s that time of year again. Almost time for all the little witches,
            ghosts and goblins to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an
            exciting time for children of all ages, but we want to make sure they
            understand how to keep themselves safe, whether they are with their
            parents or out with friends.

            - Make sure your child’s costume is bright and reflective since it
            will become dark outside during the course of their trick or treating.
            If it’s not, consider putting reflective tape or stripping on their
            costumes. Make sure their shoes fit well and their costumes are short
            enough that they don’t find themselves tripping.

            - Put your child’s name, address and phone number somewhere on them,
            especially for little ones, in case they get separated from you.

            - Review with your child “Stop-Drop-Roll” in case their costume
            does come in contact with fire.

            When trick-or-treating, remind your child(ren):

            By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.
            Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
            Only trick-or-treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a
            porch light on.
            Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
            If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway
            facing traffic.
            Never cut across yards or use alleys.
            Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
            Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
            Always walk. Never run across a street.
            Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
            Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a
            street, driveway or alley.
            Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing
            Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others
            will.
            Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be
            offered.
            No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult
            at home.
            Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any
            suspicious or unlawful activity.

            Please be safe and have a Happy Halloween from the Takoma Park Police
            Department!



            Catherine E. Plevy
            Executive Assistant
            Public Information Officer (PIO)
            Office of the Chief of Police
            7500 Maple Avenue
            Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
            cathyp@...
            (301) 891-7142


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          • Cathy Plevy
            It’s that time of year again! Tomorrow night, all the little witches, ghosts and goblins get to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an exciting time
            Message 5 of 5 , Oct 30, 2013
              It’s that time of year again! Tomorrow night, all the little witches,
              ghosts and goblins get to go out in search of treats. Halloween is an
              exciting time for children of all ages, but we want to make sure they
              understand how to keep themselves safe, whether they are with their
              parents or out with friends.

              - Make sure your child’s costume is bright and reflective since it
              will become dark outside during the course of their trick or treating.
              If it’s not, consider putting reflective tape or stripping on their
              costumes. Make sure their shoes fit well and their costumes are short
              enough that they don’t find themselves tripping.

              - Put your child’s name, address and phone number somewhere on them,
              especially for little ones, in case they get separated from you.

              - Review with your child “Stop-Drop-Roll” in case their costume
              does come in contact with fire.

              When trick-or-treating, remind your child(ren):

              By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.
              Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going.
              Only trick-or-treat in well known neighborhoods at homes that have a
              porch light on.
              Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
              If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway
              facing traffic.
              Never cut across yards or use alleys.
              Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
              Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
              Always walk. Never run across a street.
              Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks.
              Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a
              street, driveway or alley.
              Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing
              Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others
              will.
              Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be
              offered.
              No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult
              at home.
              Law Enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any
              suspicious or unlawful activity.

              Please be safe and have a Happy Halloween from the Takoma Park Police
              Department!



              Catherine E. Plevy
              Executive Assistant
              Public Information Officer (PIO)
              Office of the Chief of Police
              7500 Maple Avenue
              Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
              cathyp@...
              (301) 891-7142


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