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Smart911 Halloween Safety Tips

10/25/2013

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  • Take a digital photo of your kids. While it's great for the scrapbook, it's important to have a recent and detailed description in the event of an emergency.
  • Make sue your child's costume is safe. Is the fabric fire retardant? Does their mask have proper eye, nose and mouth openings? Can they walk easily in it?
  • Use a buddy system. If you are headed out with a group, make sure there is a buddy system in place. It's easy for a child to get left behind or mixed in with other groups.
  • Know who your kids are trick or treating with. Exchange phone numbers with your child's friends and their parents. In the event of an emergency, you can notify them.
  • Check the candy bag before letting your child dig in. Look for any opened or unsealed candy or treats and dispose of them. Stay away from homemade treats.
  • Sign up for Smart911 at www.smart911.com to give valable information about yourself, family members, bedroom locations, utility shut off information, and pet information that will automatically display on the 9-1-1 call taker's screen when you dial 9-1-1.

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