Halloween is here once again, and while it is usually a fun day and night for kids, Estevan's Fire Chief also wants to make sure that it is a safe night too.
"One thing that we want to make sure is that every one paying attention to all the ghouls and goblins who are out collecting candy," explained Fire Chief, Dale Feser. "So you want to adjust your driving accordingly. When the kids are out there tick or treating, if we could have the parents make sure that they are wearing bright, visual clothing. Go trick or treating with a responsible parent. If you're not going trick or treating with your children, make sure that you know what street that's they're going to be visiting a provide a cell phone so they can check in with you if possible."
Chief Feser also recommended wearing LED armbands, flashlights, or glow sticks to give kids a little more illumination at night. he also advised children go trick or treating in a group and walk from house to house.
"These costumes are big and bulky and sometimes a slip and fall could happen."
He also asked parents to review proper ways of crossing the street with their children before sending them out and remind them not to eat any candy before getting back so an adult can go through it to make sure it is safe to eat.
"Decide what time your children will go out trick or treating and what tine they will return home so there's a bit of a check in procedure involved."
Feser also added that they do not promote the use of candles in side jack o' lanterns or other decorations.
"If at all possible, try to get the LED tea light candles. They work very, very well, I know that's what we use at our house."
"With any luck we'll have some nice weather for the kids to get out and do some trick or treating."