How to stay safe this Halloween

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Halloween is fast approaching and many people are busy buying candy and taking trips to the local pumpkin patch.

You may be prepared with the décor, but are you prepared with all the necessary safety precautions?

"Some Halloweens are extremely busy some are not as busy,” said Captain for the Grand Junction Fire Department, Matt Carson.

Halloween fever has already taken over.

"We normally decorate our pumpkins and dress up and go have fun,” said a Grand Junction parent, Charity Finnigsmier.

Children all over want to dress up and go trick or treating or head to a haunted house.

"We try to keep it very kid friendly and more family orientated, maybe a little scary, creepy but just when you think you have it perfect you have three-year-olds that love it and then you have twelve years olds that are scared of it,” said David Moon the co-owner of Moon farms.

With hundreds of kids roaming the streets at dark, safety should be a top priority.

“When you are outside, it’s typically dusk or dark and the costumes are usually darker so we ask if you have a flashlight or a reflective vest or some glow sticks,” said Carson.

Make sure you stick to what you know.

"We just do our neighborhood. We go with them into our neighborhood and we mainly stick to kind of an area that we know about,” said Finnigsmier.

It's a good idea to always check your kids stash of candy.

"Pour it all out, look at it make sure there is nothing strange in there all the candy is secured and not opened,” said Carson.

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year and predicted temperatures will be around 50 to 60 degrees, so make sure you wrap up warm.

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