Originally founded by UNICEF in 1995, the Partners for Safety program has helped keep hundreds of thousands of children safe during Halloween. Supporters of the program include Animal & Bylaw Services, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Transit, the Calgary Police Service, Emergency Medical Services, Shaw TV and Calgary’s Child Magazine. Between calls, Calgary Police Service, Emergency Medical Services and Animal & Bylaw Services will have units patrolling residential neighbourhoods. The Calgary Fire Department will have vehicles on patrol and community fire stations will be open as a safe place for youngsters in need of help.
The City of Calgary Transit buses and C-Trains will be providing transit service from early morning until late at night, as per their daily schedule. If young trick-or-treaters need assistance, they are encouraged to safely approach a transit vehicle to seek help. Each vehicle has a radio and in an emergency, the bus or C-Train operator can request to have the appropriate emergency personnel dispatched.
|Halloween safety tips :|
|Tell your parents which area you will visit and when you will be back.|
|Stay out of the houses and cars of strangers.|
|Travel in groups down one side of the street before crossing to the other.|
|Look both ways before crossing the street and cross only at intersections.|
|Avoid short cuts through alleys, lanes or private property.|
|Check treats with an adult before eating them.|
|Wear bright, reflective clothing.|
|Use makeup instead of masks which can limit your vision.|
|Carry a flashlight.|