Halloween activities are in full swing and while there is plenty of fun to be had, be sure to make safety the top priority. The Duchesne Volunteer Fire Department has shared the following tips for a safe Halloween: Use glow sticks or battery-operated candles for jack-o’-lanterns and other Halloween decorations. When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric. Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume. Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o’-lanterns with candles in them. Keep Halloween decorations away from open flames and other heat sources, such as light bulbs and heaters. Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.