Local Fire Department Gives Safety Tips for Halloween

The Delhi Township Fire Department visited a pre-Halloween trick-or-treat event to tell families how they can stay safe Thursday night.

Click through the photos for the full story and to see the kids dressed up in their costumes.

 

  • Halloween came to Holt Sunday. There were costumes. There was trick-or-treating.

  • But the sponsoring Lions Club says many of the dangers that come with the holiday were missing.

  • "You'd be much more comfortable doing this than maybe walking down a street at night in the dark with people you maybe don't know," said Jim Oudsema, a member of the Holt Lions Club.

  • "It's a much more comfortable situation for the parents. To be able to bring the little ones out and show off their costumes."

  • Hundreds showed up to Veterans Memorial Park in Holt for a costume contest and to collect candy from trusted local businesses.

  • "Safety during Halloween is more important because we have a tendency to be out in the dark in the streets with busy cars and there's a lot more people out," said Jeff Butcher of the Delhi Township Fire Department. "So those three factors make Halloween a pretty dangerous time."

  • Butcher says the safest thing to do is dress kids in bright costumes or arm them with glo-sticks if need be.

  • Trick-or-treating in familiar areas, sticking together and inspecting candy before consumption help too.

  • The Delhi Township Fire Department will be handing out glo-sticks Halloween Eve. The Lansing Police Department is offering free reflective candy bags at both its precincts while supplies last.

  • Click through to see additional photos from the trick-or-treating event in Holt.

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