Fire Fighters Give Lifesaving Tips for Halloween

For Immediate Release
October 31st, 2021

Lewisville, TX -- Halloween is a highly anticipated night for children, but also one of the most dangerous. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk.

“These are scary statistics, but by taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure ghosts and goblins of all ages have a safe and fun-filled Halloween,” says President Joaquin Criner.

Lewisville Local 3606 offers these safety tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween:

  • Stay visible by bringing flashlights, glow sticks, and reflective goodie bags.
  • Stay on the sidewalk and off the road when going house to house. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and as far to the side as possible.
  • Cross at street corners using traffic signals or use well-lit, marked crosswalks and never cross the road between parked cars.
  • Don’t assume that you will receive the right-of-way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters.
  • Children under 12 should trick-or-treat with an adult, so they can help them cross the street.

“Halloween is one of the busiest days of the year for fire fighters,” says Captain Brandon Woodward (Ret.). “Following these basic safety precautions can help prevent injuries and save lives.”

Please call 9-1-1 for the help of your local fire fighters in the case of a fire or emergency.

Lewisville Local 3606 wishes you a happy and safe Halloween.