Bozeman, MT, October 30, 2013 — With Halloween only a day away, the American Red Cross wants to remind everyone to stay safe when they don 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,” says Montana Red Cross CEO Rod Kopp. “By following a few safety tips, you can make this a fun and safe Halloween.”
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
WELCOMING GHOSTS AND GOBLINS
If someone is welcoming trick-or-treaters at their home, they should make sure an outdoor light is on. Other safety steps include:
LEARN WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE GETS INJURED
People can download the free American Red Cross First Aid App, which puts expert advice for everyday emergencies at the user’s fingertips. Features of the app include:
All Red Cross apps are available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (search for American Red Cross) or on the Red Cross website: 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 www.redcross.org/montana or visit us on Twitter at @MontanaRedCross.