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National Safety Council Guidelines for a Safe Halloween

posted Oct 9, 2016, 8:33 AM by MPFPD CERT
For some, the magic of Halloween is veiled in the mystery of faces covered by frightening masks or the glee of toddlers dressed in cute costumes. For others, it's the trick-or-treating, classroom dress-up parties or family trips to a neighborhood haunted house.

For moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.

In 2013, an estimated 6,100 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted nonfatal injuries occurred among pedestrians in motor vehicle incidents, according toInjury Facts 2015, the statistical report on unintentional injuries created by the National Safety Council. Read More…