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🎃 Queen Creek and MCSO Encourage a Fun and Safe Halloween 👻

Post Date:10/28/2019 7:00 am

Halloween is an exciting time of year, but it can also come with increased risks. The Town of Queen Creek and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 – Queen Creek want residents to enjoy a fun and safe Halloween. Since most Halloween events occur at night, the risk of injury to children increases. The following safety tips can help prevent injuries and reduce risks.

Costumes:

  • Choose costumes that are bright or add reflective tape for greater visibility.
  • Do not obstruct children’s vision. Make sure masks are secure or use make-up instead of masks.
  • Costumes, wigs, and accessories should be flame resistant.
  • Avoid long or baggy costumes to prevent tripping.
  • Wear shoes that fit well for comfortable walking and to avoid a fall.

Halloween Night:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children.
  • Carry a flashlight to be seen.
  • Older children should travel in a group and know their plan in advance.
  • Go only to well-lit houses and remain on porches.
  • Never enter a home or car.
  • Cross streets at corners, and never from between two vehicles.
  • Watch for cars driving into or backing out of driveways.
  • Do not eat treats until they are checked by an adult at home.
  • Confine household pets for the evening and make sure that they are wearing collars with identification tags.

Treats:

  • A responsible adult should closely examine all treats.Check for holes or loose wrappers.
  • Don’t eat opened candy or other goodies.

Driving:

  • Avoid any distractions inside your car.
  • Slow down, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, turn your headlights on earlier in the day, and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods.
  • Watch for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.

To report suspicious behavior, call MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek’s non-emergency number at 602-876-1011. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

October is also Crime Prevention Awareness Month, making it an excellent time to review important safety tips:

  • Always lock your doors, both in your home and your vehicle.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • If you’re going out at night, park in well-lit areas.
  • Never keep valuables in your vehicle.
  • If someone tries to rob you, give up your property—it’s not worth giving up your life.

For more information about the MCSO District 6-Queen Creek, visit QueenCreek.org/MCSO. To stay updated on news and events, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QCFire and Twitter.com/TownofQC.

 

Media Contact:

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer

480-358-3195

Constance.Wilson@QueenCreek.org

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