28.10.13

Safe Trick or Treating - Calgary's Child Magazine






For the 19th year, The Calgary Partners for Safety will be on patrol. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets from 6pm to 8pm, making sure this will be a safe Halloween. 

The program is designed to take a proactive approach to Halloween safety and has two objectives: 
1. To Provide Halloween Safety Information to Parents and Children; and 
2. To patrol Communities on Halloween Night.

The Partners for Safety include:

Calgary Police Service

Emergency Medical Services

Calgary Fire Department

Calgary Transit

Shaw TV

Calgary’s Child Magazine

Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services.

Any child experiencing a problem can go to a partner for help. Between calls, Calgary Police Service and Emergency Medical Services will have units patrolling residential neighborhoods. This will provide a high visibility for the youngsters trick-or-treating. Calgary Fire Department will also have vehicles on patrol and fire stations will be open as a safe place for our youngsters.

Calgary Transit’s buses and C-Trains are in the community providing transit service from early morning until late at night. If young trick-or-treaters need assistance, they can approach any transit vehicle they spot. Each vehicle has a radio and in an emergency, the bus or C-Train operator can contact the appropriate emergency personnel.


 Halloween safety tips:

Tell your parents which area you will visit and when you will be back.

Stay out of houses and cars unless parents permit.

Travel in groups down one side of the street before crossing to the other.

Look both ways before crossing the street and cross only at intersections.

Avoid short cuts through alleys, lanes or private property.

Check treats with an adult before eating them.

Wear bright, reflective clothing.

Use makeup instead of masks which can limit your vision.

Carry a flashlight.

The safety of children on Halloween is still a major parental concern, and the Partners would like to remind all motorists to be extra cautious when driving on Halloween night.

Happy Trick or Treating!! 
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