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Cambridge Public Safety Agencies Share Halloween Safety Tips


When it comes to Halloween, safety should always be at the top of mind for residents who celebrate, particularly for those parents and guardians with children who plan to go door-to-door for trick-or-treating. While Cambridge was recently ranked by the Chamber of Commerce as one of the safest cities in the country for trick-or-treating (#2 overall), we want to ensure a safe and fun experience for the whole family. 

All families are encouraged to join Mayor Siddiqui, the City Manager’s Office, Cambridge Police, and Cambridge Fire for some free Halloween fun on Monday, October 31 from 4-6 p.m. at City Hall! Attend this kid-friendly event for candy and quick meet-and-greets with various city departments. While supplies last. Additionally, all Cambridge Fire Houses will be hosting open houses on Halloween this year from 4-6 p.m. Candy, which was donated by Cambridge Brands, will be distributed to all residents who stop by. Officers will also be distributing candy Halloween night while they are out on patrol. 

This Halloween, the Cambridge Police, Fire and Emergency Communications Departments would like to remind the community of the following safety tips.

  • Young children should trick-or-treat with an adult or older child.
  • Never trick-or-treat alone -- Always travel with a partner or partners.
  • Stay visible so that others can see you. Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Always be extra careful when in costume, passing a heat source or open flame. Allow plenty of clearance.
  • Avoid the use of open flame candles. Use battery operated candles or flashlights.
  • Make sure that your decorations don’t block exits. Also, Place decorations away from heat sources. Most decorations are combustible.
  • Carry a cell phone - just in case you need to call for help.

As always, please call 911 immediately for any emergency or to report a crime in progress, or pull the nearest city fire alarm box.

More safety tips are available in the Cambridge Police Halloween Safety Guide. Download it today.

Page was posted on 10/21/2022 2:14 PM
Page was last modified on 10/27/2022 2:02 PM
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