The Lakeville Fire Department provided these fire-prevention tips for Halloween, along with their report of service calls for the week of Sept. 16–22, 2013.
Halloween Fire Safety Tips for Selecting a Costume
- REMEMBER: A flame-retardant costume does not mean that it is fire proof. Always keep your costume away from any type of open flame or other heat sources.
- Costumes should fit properly avoid loose or baggy costumes.
- If mask is worn, make sure that the eye, mouth and nose openings are large enough to ensure adequate breathing and full range of vision.
- Materials made of 100% polyester or modacrylics are best for making homemade costumes. They are less flammable. 100% polyester and modacrylics may be purchased at most local fabric stores.
Lakeville Fire Department Fire Reports
From September 16, 2013 to September 22, 2013 the Lakeville Fire Department responded to 13 calls for service;
3 medicals, 2 motor vehicle accidents with injuries, 1 gas spill, 3 false alarms and 4 good intents.