26.10.17

Partners For Safety This Halloween

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina



Come Halloween night we all want our little trick-or-treaters to stay safe and sound. Thanks to the Partners for Safety there's a safe place for every ghost, zombie and princess...and such!

Partners for Safety will be patrolling Calgary streets on the evening of October 31 to give every child easy access to help. More than 800 vehicles will patrol Calgary streets 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., making sure this will be a safe Halloween.

Calgary's Child Magazine along with all of the Partners for Safety, which includes; 911, Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, Alberta Health Services and EMS, Calgary By Law, and Calgary Transit will see hundreds of vehicles patrolling Calgary streets to ensure that if anyone needs any help for any reason they can watch for one of those vehicles. (In an emergency however, dial 911.)

Giving us some tips for Halloween, Doug Odney from Calgary 911 says, "For the trick-or-treaters make sure that their costumes are high visibility and don't have any trip hazards. Reflective tape is always a good idea. Make sure there's good vision with a mask and you can always do face make-up."

As for the little ones, they often like to go right in to peoples homes. Odney says, "Remember to stay away from the houses with all their lights off and gates closed. Remember to do your trick or treating from the front step and don't enter the home, or other vehicles."

And some tips for grown ups? Odney says, "Make sure you hand out individually wrapped treats for the kids and be conscious of food allergies." Often times home-made or baked treats will almost certainly be thrown out.

There's also lots of vehicles still on the roads during peek trick or treat times, it's a good reminder to keep your speed down too. Odney says, "Be extra cautious watching for people crossing the streets."

You can listen to Christina talking to Doug Odney here
https://soundcloud.com/christina-rowsell/partners-for-safety-halloween-in-calgary

And for more information and Halloween tips visit Calgary's Child Magazine http://www.calgaryschild.com/health-and-safety/safety/2500-calgary-halloween-partners-for-safety-2017.

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