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Tips for Halloween Trick-or-Treating

The McMechen Volunteer Fire Department is encouraging the public to be especially careful during Halloween. To help, the Fire Department offers the following tips:

For drivers:

  • Slow down in residential areas.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly.

For children and teens:

  • Travel only in familiar areas.
  • Pin a piece of paper with a name, address and telephone number on younger children's clothes.
  • Take treats home to be inspected before eating. (Be extra careful with fruit, inspecting the surface for punctures.)
  • Never enter a home or apartment building without an adult.

For everyone:

  • Remove tools, ladders, toys and other breakable items from your steps, lawn and porch.
  • Keep jack-o'-lanterns with candles away from areas where a costume may brush against the flame.
  • Look for costumes with flame-resistant labels.
  • Use flashlights during trick-or-treat walks.