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Hallowe'en Safety Advice on Yorkshire Coast

Hallowe'en Safety Advice on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Jon Burke at 6:30am 31st October 2019. (Updated at 9:40am 31st October 2019)

Yorkshire Coast residents are being reminded to stay safe this Hallowe'en.

It comes from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, which says for some people such as older or vulnerable people, Halloween can be intimidating and distressing.

It's issued the folliwing safety tips:

- Please respect homes that display ‘no trick or treat’ notices.

- Look out for your older neighbours, friends and relatives and make sure they know they can call on you if they are worried. 

- Parents, please ensure you know where your child is and what they are doing. 

- Don’t let young children go trick-or-treating on their own, make sure you accompany them and only visit people you know.

- With older children remind them to stay with their friends and never enter the home of a stranger.

- If you’re driving somewhere over the Halloween period, remember that there may be a lot of children around so take extra care

- Consider using battery operated lights within homemade lanterns and pumpkins, they are much safer than candles

If you are going to use candles:

- Make sure they are secured in a proper holder and away from materials that may catch fire – like curtains.

- Children should not be left alone with lit candles.

- Put candles out when you leave the room, and make sure they’re put out completely at night.

- Do not burn several candles close together as this might cause flaring 

- If you’re using plastic capes and bin bags as part of your costume, keep them away from candles and other naked flames. 
In the event that clothing does catch fire - remember to STOP, DROP and ROLL:

- Stop where you are. Do not run

- Drop to the ground. Lay flat with your legs out straight

- Cover your eyes and mouth with your hands

- Roll over and over and back and forth until the flames are out

- Get help straight away

- Remember - stay safe and have fun

Humberside Police has created a ‘No Trick Or Treat’ poster which you can put in your window or on your door if you don’t want to be disturbed.

You can print it out and give it to your neighbours as well. If you see one being displayed, pop somewhere where they’ll be happy to see you.

You can find the poster here:


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