MESA, AZ - Halloween can be a scary holiday for parents concerned about their kids' safety while trick-or-treating. And they have a right to worry!
According to Mesa Fire/Medical officials, kids are two times more likely to get hit and killed while walking on Halloween than any other night of the year.
Fire and Life Safety Education Specialist Jean DeStories said it's important to add reflective gear to dark costumes and give kids glow sticks to carry.
She also said to use face paint instead of masks, which can block a child's view.
Fire Capt. Forrest Smith said candles and costumes can be a dangerous combination. He suggested folks use battery operated candles in their Halloween decorations instead of real ones because costumes can easily catch on fire.
Here are some of their top tips to keep kids safe on Halloween:
For parents and children :
Costumes and Treats:
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