Note to Parents...
Children’s safety is important to Saint John Hospital. And we understand
how sometimes safety is
overlooked in all the excitement of the Halloween spirit. Here are just
a few tips from the Saint John Emergency Room staff to check before sending
your children out trick-or treating to ensure a fun, safe Halloween!
- Visit only well-lit houses in neighborhoods you know--never enter a house!
- Always walk with an adult.
- Carry a flashlight and try to finish before dark.
- Obey road safety rules. Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic;
look before crossing, and always use cross walks -- no cutting across
lawns or going between cars!
- Never eat treats before an adult checks them.
- Do not wear hats or masks that
- cover the eyes--try to use makeup instead of masks.
- Wear costumes that are light-colored and flame-resistant--avoid wearing
big, baggy sleeves and long, flowing skirts which could impair walking
or catch on fire.
- Wear comfortable shoes--flats or sneakers--and always carry an I.D. card
with change for a phone call.
- Use reflective tape trim to alert oncoming cars.
- Keep jack-o-lanterns away from curtains, costumes and decorations -- never
leave a burning jack-o-lantern alone!
- Keep steps and sidewalks clear.