Safety Reminders for Halloween

With Halloween less than a week away, it’s a good time to think about holiday safety. Idaho Power has several tips to keep Halloween fun, including some reminders about electrical equipment. If you have kiddos trick-or-treating:

  • Ensure costumes are visible in the dark. Add reflective tape, or give them glow sticks.
  • Avoid trips and falls by checking that costumes don’t drag on the ground and kids have proper footwear.
  • Ensure kids have adult supervision. If they’re older, agree on a set route in well-lit neighborhoods.
  • Remind kids to stay off the green electrical boxes (transformers, but not the robot kind) in neighborhoods, and away from other electrical equipment too. Never decorate power lines – assume they are energized and dangerous.
  • Inspect treats before eating (including for food allergies) and discard anything questionable. And keep chocolate away from pets.

For everyone, whether trick-or-treating or not, we ask you to focus and be aware when driving and limit distractions. Kids are twice as likely to get hit by a vehicle on Halloween.

Last—for a safer alternative to traditional candles in those jack-o-lanterns, use battery-powered candles!

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Maria Willacy
Communications Specialist