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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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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 can download and share this Halloween Safety Tips pamphlet. Practice fire safety as you have a Happy Halloween! 


Candle Safety

Candles are a big part of Halloween celebrations. Considering using battery-operated candles or glow sticks 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 when Daylight Saving Time Ends

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Daylight Saving Time ends soon after Halloween. This is a great time to Change Your Clocks, Check Your Alarms. As you go around your home changing the clocks, check the manufacturing date printed on the back of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Smoke alarms should be replaced after 10 years and carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced after five to seven years. Unless you have an alarm with a 10-year sealed battery, this is a good time to change the battery. Even hardwired alarms have back-up batteries that need changing. 



David DeMarco (978) 567-3388

For communities in alphabetical order from Abington through Mattapoisett.

Christie Clement (978) 567-3386

For communities in alphabetical order from Maynard through Yarmouth.


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Date published: October 16, 2018

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