Halloween night is a busy night for trick-or-treaters and parents, as well as first responders. Surrey RCMP has extra resources on shift each Halloween to help ensure public safety.
- Trick-or-treat in groups or with an adult.
- Plan a route that includes well-lit streets, sidewalks, and crosswalks.
- Ensure children have emergency contact information on them.
- Save the treats for home, after they have been inspected by an adult.
- Drivers should be extra aware of the large volume of children on the road, who may be darting onto streets.
- Choose a costume that is light, bright, and incorporates glow sticks or reflectors.
- Avoid face masks that could obstruct your vision; make up or face paint is a safer choice.
- Leave any fake weaponry at home.
Fireworks are not permitted in the City of Surrey. The only exception is with a City of Surrey Fire Department permit and a Federal Fireworks Operator Certificate.
Those caught selling or setting off illegal fireworks can face significant fines. It could also cost you in other ways including personal injury or criminal charges.
If you have safety concerns regarding the misuse of fireworks in your neighbourhood please call City of Surrey Bylaws at 604-591-4370 during business hours and Surrey RCMP non-emergency after hours at 604-599-0502. 911 should be reserved for emergency situations only.
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