Tucson Fire offers safety tips ahead of Halloween

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - With Halloween on the horizon, firefighters and police officers want to make sure children stay safe.

Captain Andy Skaggs with the Tucson Fire Department tells Tucson News Now about the importance of pedestrian safety as many kids take to the streets of Tucson.

Cpt. Skaggs said parents should make sure kids are well-lit so they can be visible to vehicles. Children can have their own flashlights and wear glow sticks as part of their costume to be illuminated.

As with most holidays, items with open flames, such as jack-o-lanterns, should be supervised. Cpt. Skaggs said a great alternative is LED-lit candles.

Parents should also make sure costumes are properly-fitted and not have dangling cloth that could become a fire hazard.

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