It's finally Halloween!  That means we need to focus on safety for our trick-or-treaters.

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Captain Grant VanReisen offers tips on making this an accident free Halloween:

Plan costumes that are bright and reflective!  Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.

Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.

To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters---parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over.

Most important: a parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds,

Drivers should be extra careful while traveling through neighborhoods.

Have a safe and happy Halloween from Sioux Falls Fire Rescue!