The Russellville Fire Department will be having its annual "Firehouse Trick-or-Treat" on Monday, October 31st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Each firehouse will be giving away candy to trick-or-treaters.
This is an opportunity for kids to visit their neighborhood firehouse and take part in Halloween festivities. It provides a safe environment for children to collect candy and meet their firefighters.
The stations are located at:
Station 1: 203 West 2nd St.
Station 2: 109 Hilltop Dr.
Station 3: 1920 North Arkansas Ave.
Station 4: 2315 East 16th St.
REMEMBER: If there is no one at the firehouse when you arrive, they are most likely on an emergency call and will return shortly.
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FROM THE RUSSELLVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
• Costumes should be made of flame resistant light-colored fabric or have reflective qualities. They should be short enough so as not to interfere with walking or become entangled in bicycle chains. Use facial makeup rather than masks so children can see easily.
• Children should carry flashlights and not use candles or torches. Before leaving the home, children should discuss the proposed route, time of return, and companions. An adult should always accompany younger children. It is advisable to visit the homes of persons you know or local familiar neighborhoods, stopping at well-lit houses only. As a general rule, children should avoid entering homes or apartments and always travel with a companion.
• Children should avoid busy streets, always use sidewalks, and follow all traffic rules and regulations. Motorists should avoid all unnecessary travel on Halloween evening, and when driving they should drive slowly and be alert to small children crossing streets. Many accidents occur when motorists are backing vehicles out of driveways, unaware of the presence of small children.
• Halloween treats should be saved until children return home where adults can examine all items closely. Treats that are unwrapped, or show signs of having been opened, should not be eaten. Fruit should be sliced into small pieces and checked for foreign objects. Keep small pieces of candy away from infants and very small children, as they can easily become lodged in the throat and cause choking.
• Persons receiving trick-or-treaters should keep a light on and pick up obstacles that could cause a child to trip and become injured. Jack-o-lanterns should be kept clear of doorsteps and landings. Consider the possibility of using flashlights instead of candles to light Jack-o-lanterns. Keep dogs and other pets away from doors so children will not become frightened.