Fire Department Shares Halloween Safety Tips

by Angela Denning-Barnes on October 31, 2013

Along with ghouls and goblins roaming the streets tonight there will also be plenty of kids. Bill Howell, Captain of the Bethel Fire Department, gives these tips for staying safe in Bethel tonight.

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“One of the first things you can do if you are going to be bringing your kids out is to get some kind of ‘reflectorized’ apparel on them so that they’re visible to drivers,” Howell says.

He says that drivers should also be aware that there will be children out and about on the roads. He says that there is a lot of trick or treating that happens after dark.

“Absolutely,” Howell says. “There is quite a bit that goes on after dark. I would say the large majority of it is after dark.”

A good place to start the evening is at the Bethel Fire Department. They will be handing out safety items to Trick or Treaters.

“The Fire Department, of course, gives glow necklaces out every year. And we also have reflective Halloween bags,” Howell says. “And we’ll be giving those out free of charge here at the fire station along with the candy and other goodies for the kids.”

Fire fighters will be handing out the goods tonight starting at 4:30 p.m.

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