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Halloween Fire Safety

Learn how to stay safe on Halloween at home and while trick-or-treating.

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Children in costume, trick-or-treating.

Halloween Safety Tips

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This year, follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's  (CDC) and the Mass. Department of Public Health's guidance on celebrating Halloween safely during the pandemic. Check with your local community about whether door-to-door trick-or-treating will be allowed.

Keep Halloween fun and safe this year. Teachers, parents and fire educators: download and share this Halloween Safety Tips pamphlet. Practice fire safety as you celebrate this holiday. 

Remember to Change Your Clocks and Check Your Alarms on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Alarms over 10 years old should be replaced. Replace batteries in those smoke and CO alarms that use regular batteries (not the 10-year ones).

Candle Safety

Candles are a big part of Halloween celebrations. Considering using battery-operated candles for all your Halloween decorating needs to stay safe from fire this holiday season. Read about staying safe while you use candles:

Remember to Change Your Clocks, Check Your Alarms on Nov. 7

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On Sunday, November 7, 2021 daylight savings time ends. This is a great time to Change Your Clocks, Check Your Alarms. As you go around your home changing the clocks, check that all your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working. Any smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old need to be replaced. Unless you have an alarm with a 10-year sealed battery, this is a good time to change the battery. Even hard wired alarms have back-up batteries that need changing. 



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For communities in alphabetical order from Abington through Mattapoisett.

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For communities in alphabetical order from Maynard through Yarmouth.


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Date published: October 16, 2018