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Halloween Safety Advice

Alert message sent 31/10/2021 10:03:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service offers the following advice on fire safety at Halloween:

  • Think carefully about the fire risks, particularly the possibility of the candle falling over. If making homemade lanterns, never use plastic bottles or containers.
  • Never allow small children to carry lanterns lit by naked flames.
  • Make sure that Halloween costumes and masks are labelled as flame resistant.
  • Don't use flammable materials to make homemade costumes.
  • Keep children away from naked flames at all times.
  • Make sure that candles are securely placed in a correct holder away from drafts, and placed where they are not likely to be knocked over.
  • Never let children play near candles.
  • Ensure that the candles are extinguished completely at night.
  • If you are using decorative lights in your home, ensure that the electricity sockets are not overloaded.
  • Decorative lights should be switched off at the mains last thing at night, or if the bulbs need changing.
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Christine Lyle (Police, Neighbourhood Admin, West Oxfordshire)

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