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There are no water issues in Nichols Hills. We did not have any major water leaks due to last week's weather, so NO water boil orders are in place in Nichols Hills.
Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips From

The Nichols Hills Fire Department

Before Halloween:


y        Plan for costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.

y        Consider adding reflective tape or stripping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

y        Secure emergency identification (name, address, phone#) discreetly within Halloween attire or bracelet.

y        Because a mask can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic hypoallergenic make-up or a decorative hat as a safe alternative.

y        When shopping for a costume, wigs, and accessories, purchase only those with a label indicating they are flame resistant.

y        Think twice before using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props must be used, be certain they do appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.


ü       Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.


ü       This is also a great time to buy fresh batteries for your home smoke detectors.


ü       Teach children their home phone number and how to call 9-1-1


ü       Openly discuss the appropriate and inappropriate behavior at Halloween time.


ü       Learn or review CPR skills to aid someone who is choking or having a heart attack.

Fun Alternatives:


y        Find a fun event or start one in your neighborhood.

y        Community centers, shopping malls and houses of worship may have organized festivities.

y        Share the fun by arranging a visit to a retirement home or senior center.


Before Nightfall on Halloween:


y        A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.

y        Consider fire safety when decorating; do not overload electrical outlets with holiday lighting or special effects, and do not block exit doors.

y        Always keep Jack-o-Lanterns far away from drapes, decorations, flammable materials or areas where children and pets will be standing or walking.

y        Plan and review with your children the route and behavior which is acceptable to you.

y        Do not permit children to bicycle, skateboard or roller-blade.

y        Remind all household drivers to remain cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.

y        Adult partygoers should establish and reward a designated driver.


When Trick-or-Treating:


y        A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.

y        Remind trick-or-treaters:

§         By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.

§         Stay in a group, walk slowly, and communicate where you are going.

§         Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.

§         If no sidewalk is available, walk at the furthest edge of the roadway facing traffic.

§         Never cut across yards or use alleyways.

§         Never enter a stranger’s car or home for treats.

§         Always walk - never run across streets.

§         Don’t assume the right away. Motorist may have trouble-seeing trick-or-treaters, just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will stop.

§         Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.

§         No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home.

§         Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious activity.


After Trick-or-Treating:


y        Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. A responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.

y        Try to apportion treats for the days following Halloween.

y        Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking, such as hard candies, are given only to those of an appropriate age.





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