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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2010

Peel Paramedics Offer Halloween Safety Tips

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 22, 2010) – Trick-or-treaters look out for Peel paramedics offering up safety advice and glow bracelets on Halloween night. Paramedic crews will be driving throughout Peel neighbourhoods reminding everyone to be safe while out collecting treats.

“The only horror we want to experience Halloween night is from the scary costumes, so make sure you think about safety as you’re trick-or-treating,” says Brad Bowie, Public Education Officer for Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

Here are some safety tips to help prepare for Halloween:

  • Ensure costumes are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing, but not so baggy or long that trick-or-treaters can trip on their costumes.
  • Choose brightly-coloured costumes that are clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility, add reflective tape to costumes.
  • Makeup and face paint are safer than masks; if using a mask, choose one that allows your child to see and breathe easily.
  • Examine the goodies collected by your trick-or-treaters before he or she eats any.
  • Ensure your child knows not to take shortcuts through backyards, alleys or parks.

Peel Paramedics respond to more than 80,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit www.peelems.ca or call 905-791-7800, ext. 3956.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit our website at www.peelregion.ca.



Lisa Habis
Public Affairs Associate
905-791-7800, ext. 4172

Brad Bowie
Public Education Officer
905-791-7800, ext. 3956, or 416-936-4703

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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