Wood County Crime Stoppers and Sheriff Jim Brown offer the following tips to ensure kiddos have a safe Trick-or-Treating experience.

S – swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
A – avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F – fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to increase visibility.
E – examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.

H – hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
A – always test make-up in a small area first. Remove before bedtime to avoid irritation.
L – look both ways before crossing the street.
L – lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
O – only walk on sidewalks whenever possible. Walk facing traffic if no sidewalks are present.
W – wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
E – eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
E – enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Don’t stop at dark houses.
N – never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.