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Halloween safety: Fairchild trick-or-treating 6 - 8 pm, Oct. 31

People are encouraged to have fun this Halloween, but to also be safe. Adding reflective tape and stripping to garments, costumes and trick-or-treat bags increases your visibility during nighttime. Motorists are also reminded to be cautious while driving. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

People are encouraged to have fun this Halloween, but to also be safe. Adding reflective tape and stripping to garments, costumes and trick-or-treat bags increases your visibility during nighttime. Motorists are also reminded to be cautious while driving. This Halloween, trick-or-treating in base housing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- With Halloween approaching, many children will travel door to door in search of candy muttering the three magic words, "Trick-or-treat!"

This Halloween, trick-or-treating in base housing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

"It's important for children to have a buddy system while trick-or-treating
to prevent anyone from getting lost in neighborhoods," said Elise Williams, 92nd Air Refueling Wing ground safety. "In addition, large groups are easier for motorists to see on roadways and neighborhoods at night."

Fairchild families are encouraged to practice safe habits this Halloween. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

- Parents should accompany children on their trick-or-treat routes
- Add reflective tape to garments and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility or wear costumes that are bright colored
- Use sidewalks and avoid walking on streets
- Bring a flashlight with fresh batteries
- Go out in groups, there is safety in numbers
- Motorists are encouraged to be cautious while driving

"We are very fortunate to be able to create quality environments for our
teammates and their families here at Fairchild. Please take advantage of it this event by getting out in our Team Fairchild community, sharing friendliness with neighbors, and enjoying the evening," said Col. Matthew Fritz, 92nd ARW vice commander. "That said, remember to make the safety of our community a top priority, especially for the littlest and most vulnerable teammates amongst us."