Red Cross Offers Tips for Safe, Yet Spooky Halloween; Avoid injuries, costume mishaps, traffic accidents
[Burlington, Vermont], October 29, 2013 — With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they put on their costumes and go out to Trick-or-Treat.
Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents, so the Red Cross is offering the following tips to help make Halloween safe:
COSTUME SAFETY There are steps parents can take to keep their little ghosts and goblins safe in their disguises:
BE SAFE WHILE OUT TRICK-OR-TREATING Here are more safety tips to follow as children go from house to house:
WELCOMING GHOST AND GOBLINS If someone is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters at their home, there are a few simple tips to consider:
LEARN WHAT TO DO People can download the free American Red Cross First Aid App. Users receive instant access to expert advice for everyday emergencies whenever and wherever they need it. Features of the app include:
People can find all of the Red Cross apps in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.