Halloween Fire Safety Tips from the NFPA

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The National Fire Protection Association is circulating tips for fire safety around the Halloween holiday.  

According to the NFPA, one of the main concerns in costumes is the long flowing fabric that exist on many of them, which can combust easily. 

Parents should also take time to ensure that their children can see properly through any mask they may wear, according to the NFPA. 

The association also noted that many of the materials that become commonplace around Halloween can also represent fire hazards.  Things like dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are quite combustible, and ought be kept away from open flames or heat sources like exposed lightbulbs. 

Parents are also responsible for making sure all exits of their home are clear of decorations. 

Finally, the NFPA says parents should practice stopping, dropping and rolling with their children prior to Halloween.  

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