If you’re taking your children out for Halloween this year, going to that office Halloween party, or decorating your house for trick or treaters, then keep reading. We’re going to share some fire safety tips since Halloween is steadily creeping upon us. This holiday excitement comes with some potential fire hazards as it relates to decor and costumes. Continue reading to keep you and your family safe during this holiday.
How to Handle Candles
Candle fire safety is essential. Never use an open flame. Battery-operated candles or glow sticks on the inside of you jack-o-lanterns are safe. Imagine a windy Halloween and using an exposed flame. That would be dangerous.
How to Choose a Costume That Promotes Fire Safety
If you can help it, try to stay away from fabric that’s too long or flows too much. Flowing material can get caught in things, and if there’s fire around of any sort, you don’t want your costume to anywhere near a flame. Also, be aware of extraneous or overly sized parts of your ensemble. When choosing an outfit for your child or children, the attire should not obstruct their visibility. If they are wearing masks of any sort, the eye holes shouldn’t stop them from seeing correctly. Having flashlights and glow sticks on hand is also another good idea.
How to Decorate
Decorating with dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper is a fire safety hazard, unfortunately. They’re highly flammable. You should avoid using these items to decorate. Also, make sure to keep your decorations from open flames or other heat sources, such as light bulbs and heaters.
Another thing to jot down is that you should never place decorations right in front of an exit. Everyone at the Halloween office party or guests at your home should be able to get out as soon as possible. Placing decorations at exit points is the opposite of fire safety; it’s a fire hazard.
Smoke Detectors and Fire Alarms
Here at Judd Fire Protection, we cannot stress enough how crucial it is for your fire protection systems to work correctly. Be sure that your smoke detectors and fire alarms are up to par. Taking the time to do each of these fire safety tips will ensure that you have a safe Halloween. Enjoy!
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.