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Halloween safety tips

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As the kids gear up for a night of trick-or-treating on Friday, mom and dad need to think safety first without the night getting scarier than anticipated. Long Creek Grady volunteer fire department Deputy Chief Scott Wyland, has very important Halloween safety tips for parents and kids. "With Halloween fast approaching, we'd like to discuss some of the safety factors of Halloweening. One factor is having well-lit bags that they can go around and open up so people can put their candy in there, and making sure parents are checking all candies when they get home. It's also important that we have some type of form of flashlight that they can be seen at nighttime walking down the street." Long costumes are a trip hazard. Make sure your child's outfit fits. Don't let your child go out alone, and make sure your group walks on the right hand side of the road. "The biggest thing is allowing the children, a lot of times the cars will stop in the middle of the roads and the kids will jump out of the car and they'll run right over to the person's house. That creates a hazard because you don't know about the other vehicles that could be approaching from the other side," said Wyland. Deputy Chief Wyland recommends only trick-or-treating in familiar neighborhoods and staying away from poorly lit homes.

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there are a lot of churches giving candy and having Fall Festival. odgen church,murryville school,blair school. stay in area's you know and small children start going out around 5pm. the mall is also and jmichael's is giving candy out. be safe Happy Halloween