Firefighters urge Halloween safety

The best costumes are light coloured or bright and reflective.

The Vernon Fire Department is providing tips for a safe Halloween.

The best costumes are light coloured or bright and reflective.

Keep costumes short to avoid tripping and falling. Minimize the risk of contact with candles or other ignition sources by avoiding baggy pants, loose frills or billowing skirts.

Teach children to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire. Stop immediately, drop to the ground and cover face with hands and roll over to extinguish the flames.

Never let young children go out alone.

Stay away from unfamiliar neighbourhoods.

Always carry a flashlight with you as you accompany your children as they trick or treat. Make sure you have a cellphone and that everyone knows to call 911 in an emergency.