While you are out trick-or-treating tonight the Kapuskasing Fire Department will be patrolling the streets for your safety.

The local fire department announced that tonight they will be conducting a Pumpkin Patrol.

 

Fire Chief Pat Kennedy says some safety tips they want to pass along include:

-Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.

-Carry glow sticks or flashlights to help be seen by drivers.

-Add reflective tape or stickers to costumes.

-Cross streets on corners and when available use cross walks and traffic signals.

-Make sure the driver sees you, make eye contact.

-Watch for cars that are backing up – they may not see you.

-Trick or Treat with an adult, children under 12 should be supervised and not be out alone.

-Drivers use extra caution during peak Trick or Treating hours.

 

Kennedy says this includes the volunteer firefighters riding in trucks from street to street to make sure all trick-or-treaters are safe and sound.