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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Halloween Tips and Localworks Trunk or Treat October 27, 2018

Halloween video volunteers and Firefighters

Stay safe this Halloween and plan to attend fun events like this one at The Ridge at 38 on W. 38th Ave from 4-6 p.m.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department offers reminders to keep kids safe this Halloween. In addition to these tips, parents should consider attending organized events like Localworks Trunk or Treat on October 27, 2018, from 4 – 6 p.m. at The Ridge at 38 on W. 38th Ave. The Wheat Ridge Police Department’s original patrol car Unit 1 will make an appearance at the event with the Crime Prevention Team as a zombie car and will come “back to life” just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2019. Check out the video created by Arvada Fire and Wheat Ridge Police Halloween Safety Video

Crime Prevention officers with Wheat Ridge Police, remind kids to make good costume choices, smart decorating decisions to avoid the risk of a house fire, and to avoid the scary stuff that sometimes happens when out trick or treating with friends.

Be Smart

  • Use battery-operated candles for porch decorations
  • Check electric cables to ensure they are intended for outdoor usage and replace them if any worn wires
  • Make sure porches are well-lit to welcome trick-or-treaters
  • Keep anything flammable away from spider webs, ghosts and other spooky decorations
  • Keep pets inside and away from scary visitors and the risk of escaping out the front door

Be Seen

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct vision
  • Carry glow sticks or flashlights
  • When selecting a costume, choose the right size to prevent trips and falls

Be Safe 

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Don’t take shortcuts. Stay on sidewalks and in lighted areas
  • Adults and kids…put down the smart phone!
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street
  • Watch for turning cars or cars that are backing up. Never cross between parked cars
  • Children under the age of 12 should trick or treat with an adult. Older kids should travel in groups, have a time to check in, and stick to familiar well-lit areas

Drivers Watch Out For Kids

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
  • Eliminate any distractions and concentrate on the road
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn headlights on earlier in the day
  • Be especially alert from 5:30-9:30 p.m. when kids are trick-or-treating

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