Happy Halloween PSA

Community service Halloween Safety Tips

Remember a Happy Halloween is a safe Halloween. The Burke Mortgage mascot, Rupert, shares some Halloween safety tips. Have fun & be safe!

A Happy Halloween is a Safe Halloween!

Some suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you and your loved ones so you can stay safe!  

  • Wear a mask! Think about making your protective mask part of your Halloween mask costume.
  • Handout treats outdoors or set-up an outdoor Treat Station
  • Avoid direct contact with trick or treaters

Trick or Treat Health and Safety Tips


Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk-in groups or with a trusted adult.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.


Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK, don’t run, from house to house.

Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic, to stay safe.

Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.

Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

Never walk near lit candles or luminaries, and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

John B. Burke III
Loan Consultant/Owner
Burke Mortgage


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