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NEWS | Oct. 13, 2017

Celebrate Halloween safely at JBSA

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing

Halloween is a fun fall celebration with plenty of tricks and treats. Through planning ahead and teaching your children how to make smart decisions, Halloween can be fun and safe for everyone. Here are some tips from the 502nd Air Base Wing Safety Office you can use to cut back on the tricks and make the night full of treats:


Halloween Safety Tips

  • Wear a costume that fits well, has bright colors and is non-flammable

  • Stay on the sidewalks (if there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic)

  • Walk from house to house. Do not run, cut across laws or take short-cuts

  • Remove your mask when walking from one house to the next

  • Never go inside houses and never go into vehicles

  • Only visit houses that are well lit and stay away from animals you don't know

  • Don't eat candy until an adult - at home - has checked them first

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric.

  • If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see out.

  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.

  • Kids-use the sidewalks and crosswalks as much as possible. Look both ways before crossing the street

For additional Halloween health and safety tips, visit

As for events happening around Joint Base San Antonio, Trick-or-Treating hours at all JBSA locations are scheduled from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31. Pumpkin Patrol will be out at JBSA-Randolph and JBSA-Lackland base housing conducting foot and vehicle patrols to ensure a safe environment for children and families to Trick-or-Treat.

The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Halloween Carnival with carnival games targeted at children ages 12 and under is scheduled 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Youth Center. An entry fee of $1 per patron will be charged. Call 210-221-3502 for more information.

The JBSA-Randolph Youth Center will host the annual Fall Hi-Jinx carnival from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 31. The event is free and open to all Department of Defense cardholders and their families.

“This is a wonderful alternative to trick or treating and is a great family event,” said Andrea Black, JBSA-Randolph Youth Programs director. Call 210-652-3298 for more information.

There will be a Monster Balling Bash at the JBSA-Lackland Youth Center 7-9 P.M. Oct. 20. Get your basketball teams together and enjoy some ghoulish snacks. The event is open to children 9-12 and the cost of entry is $5. Call 210-671-2388 for more information.