Halloween should be spooky - not scary! The Calgary Partners for Safety have been patrolling the streets on Halloween night for almost 30 years to keep young Calgarians safe while they trick-or-treat, and this year is no exception. From 6pm to 8pm. On Monday, October 31, hundreds of vehicles will be on Calgary’s streets providing high-visibility assistance to families who decide to trick-or-treat this year.
The Partners for Safety program’s goals are to provide Halloween safety information to parents and children; and to patrol communities and provide a visible presence on Halloween night.
Coordinated by Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Partners for Safety include the Calgary Police Service, Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Transit and Calgary Community Standards (Bylaw and 9-1-1). Any child experiencing a problem on Halloween can go to any one of these partners for help.
During regular operations, the Calgary Police Service and Emergency Medical Services will have units patrolling residential neighborhoods. The Calgary Fire Department will also have vehicles on patrol, and community fire stations will be open in between emergency responses as a safe place for trick-or-treaters to ask for help if they need it.
Calgary Transit buses and CTrains are in the community day and night providing essential transit services. On Halloween, if trick-or-treaters need help, they can approach any transit vehicle they spot. Bus and CTrain operators have radios and can contact the appropriate emergency personnel if needed.
Important health & safety tips:
Halloween tips for kids:
Before you wear your costume out:
For more tips on having a fun and safe Halloween, visit calgaryschild.com or Calgary.ca/halloweensafety.
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