PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
This year our Police and Fire Departments will embark on a Halloween safety campaign for parents and children who plan to “Trick or Treat” in the City of Flagler Beach. On Monday, October 31, 2016 between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., personnel from our Police and Fire Departments will be patrolling the streets of our City on motorcycles, Police cars and Fire engines. This is part of an effort to increase visibility and assist with the overall safety of this year’s “Trick or Treating”.
Additionally, the front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open until 7:00 p.m. on Halloween. Parents and children who are “trick or treating” are welcome to come by and enjoy some holiday treats. The following recommendations are for parents, guardians and motorists:
An adult should always examine Halloween treats before children eat them. Never eat open or unwrapped Halloween foods.
Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Don’t go trick-or-treating alone. Travel with family and friends.
Only visit well-lit homes if going door to door.
Costumes should be flame-retardant and should allow children to walk freely without tripping.
Children’s ability to see, hear, and move should not be impaired by unwieldy masks.
Make certain that any face paint or make-up used on skin or costumes is non-toxic.
Extra care should be taken on streets and at crossings, especially at dusk and after dark.
Children should carry a flashlight and wear reflective or bright colored clothing at night.
Emergency identification information should be placed discreetly inside clothing of small children, in case of accidental separation. Have a plan before you leave home should accidental separation occur.
If you see any suspicious activity on Halloween, please report it by calling 911. Your assistance in making this year’s Halloween as safe as possible is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about this Public Service Announcement, please feel free to call Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.