Keeping Safe and Healthy on Halloween

Halloween

Frights and scares are the keys to a successful Halloween, but so is staying safe. Halloween may bring out the goblins and ghouls – and this year perhaps more than a few scary clowns from the movie ‘It’ – and it also carries with it dangers of its own.

According to Safe Kids USA, on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

So having a few Halloween safety tips at your disposal is necessary if you’re out on the streets with children. Lompoc Valley Medical Center will treat you if you’re ill or injured, but we’d rather you stay safe and healthy.

Various child safety organizations offer tips and ideas on how to keep safe on Halloween. While some may seem routine, trick or treat night is a good time to review some of these suggestions:

Walking:

Driving:

Costumes:

Treats:

If you suspect candy tampering, call the Police Department or Sheriff’s Department. Keep the California Poison Control System free emergency number (800-222-1222) available in case your child swallows something suspicious.

About the Author

Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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