[Santa Rosa, CA — October 27, 2015] Halloween is coming and pretty soon the streets will be filled with tiny ghosts and goblins, super heroes and princesses. Even vampires and witches need to know how to celebrate safely and the American Red Cross has steps people can follow to have a safe Halloween.
“We want everyone to enjoy this fun-filled night," said Jeff Baumgartner, Chapter Executive, American Red Cross of the California Northwest. “The kids are excited, but it's also important for parents to help their kids know what to do in order to have fun and stay safe.”
Whether the little one wants to be a ghost, a princess or a superhero, parents can help keep them safe by following some costume advice:
To maximize safety, plan the route ahead of time. Make sure adults know where children are going. If the children are young, a parent or responsible adult should accompany them as they make their way around the neighborhood.
Other safety tips to follow include:
WELCOMING THE KIDS
If someone is manning the candy giveaway at their house, they can make sure it’s a fun night for all by doing the following:
FIRST AID APP
Download the free Red Cross First Aid App. Users receive instant access to expert advice for everyday emergencies whenever and wherever they need it. Use the Emergency App for weather alerts and to let others know you are safe if severe weather occurs. Find these and all of the Red Cross apps in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.