Halloween Safety Tips

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for parents, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.

When They’re on the Prowl

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home.
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street
  • Carry a flashlight and walk facing traffic

Safety Tips for Motorists

  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
  • Slow Down
  • Enter and exit driveways carefully
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing



Just a friendly reminder from FirstService Residential that you deserve an extra hour of sleep on Sunday!

As Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, there is a checklist that every homeowner and renter should go through to make sure you are ready for the winter months:

1. Change your clocks back one hour Saturday night before going to bed.
2. Change batteries in fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure they are functioning correctly. If you don’t have one already, it’s a good time to invest in a fire extinguisher.
3. Replace your furnace filters before the winter months. It could possibly lower your bill and prevent possible home fires.
4. Check pipes under sinks to make sure they will get adequate heat in order to avoid freezing pipes.
5. Review your insurance policy and make sure it is up to date and you have the right amount of coverage. Take pictures or video tape expensive items for your insurance records.

Have a fantastic weekend!