Every year many adults and children are injured when lit candles come into contact with trailing costumes and wigs.
Battery operated candles are the safest way to light up scary things at Halloween. However if you do have naked flames around, make sure pumpkins, candles and other lights are placed well away from anything that can burn. Please don’t put them too close to paths where ‘trick or treaters’ will walk, as their flowing costumes might catch fire.
It is important that children know what to do if their clothing is set alight. You can make a game of teaching your children to “Stop, drop, cover and roll” if their costume does catch light. This means having them practice stopping still, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.
Here are our top Halloween safety tips:
You can also find this information within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service document halloween_flyer_sfrs