Stay fire safe this Halloween

Our tips for enjoying a spook-tacular day

There are some simple safety tips you can follow to make sure your Halloween weekend is an enjoyable one.

Fire safety tips

  • Plastic capes and bin liners are often used as costumes - keep them away from candles or other naked flames
  • Use battery operated lights within homemade lanterns and pumpkins. Battery operated lights are much safer than candles.
  • Take extra care with candles - they are extremely hazardous. If the candle tips over it could set light to materials such as costumes, curtains, clothes and furniture and start a serious fire.

In the event that clothing does catch fire - remember to STOP, DROP and ROLL:

  • Stop where you are. Do not run. Running can make things worse.
  • Drop to the ground. Lay flat with your legs out straight.
  • Cover your eyes and mouth with your hands.
  • Roll over and over and back and forth until the flames are out.
  • Get help straight away.


30th October, 2020