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Tip Sheet Image.JPGEvery year Halloween brings out excited children dressed in costumes running door-to-door to trick-or-treat as well as adults who dress up and head out to parties or make their own rounds through the neighborhood to porchpumpkins.jpgacquire a sack full of candy. Homes inside and out are adorned with festive decorations, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and paper ghosts. Dried cornstalks bedeck front porches and walkways. Unfortunately, these Halloween traditions can also present fire risks that have the potential to become dangerous. But by planning ahead, you can help make this Halloween a safe one. The Halloween Safety page on the NFPA website is the gateway to a library of simple precautions, safety tips, videos, and educational materials for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

  • The Halloween Safety tip sheet includes fire safety precautions, such as making
    sure fabrics for costumes and decorative materials are flame-resistant.
  • The Candle Safety tip sheet includes the precaution to consider using flameless
    candles, which look and smell like real candles.
  • The Halloween Safety Tips for Children video offers a number of tips for preventing
    fires.

All of these tools can help to keep the holiday both safe and fun.

 

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Sparky website image.jpgSparky.org is sporting a new look and now it’s easier than ever to gain access to all of Sparky’s® favorite activities. All games, apps, videos, and activities are in one place. The new YouTube channel is the place to go for all of the NFPA Kids videos.


On the parent page you can connect with social media and access a
library of parent resources, including Sparky E-Cards, safety tip sheets, home escape planning tools and a fire inspection checklist. The educator page leads the way to Sparky School House.

 

The fresh, newly branded site is easy to navigate and easier to navigate across multiple platforms–mobile devices, laptops, and desktops.

 

 

 

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