NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: The Abrahms family of Fort Greene, Brooklyn "trick or treat" as Brooklyn residents participate in Halloween activities on October 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) By Jemal Countess
By Stephanie Baumer
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Halloween is a quickly approaching and the Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri have some advice on how to keep kids safe during the night.
The firefighters say reflective tape should be put on all costumes so kids are easily seen throughout the evening. They also suggest testing any makeup the kids will be wearing before Halloween to check for skin reactions.
“We have a flame resistant costume and as you can see if it’s a little bit too long you can hem the bottom so you don’t have any trips and you want shoes that fit. You don’t want high heels or anything that doesn’t fit around the foot,” Hazelwood Firefighter Amanda Boyer said.
Lastly, it is suggested to always travel in groups when it is time to trick-or-treat.