Dear CAP Members,
On Saturday many communities across America will celebrate Halloween. For cadets and senior members who enjoy this time of year, I ask that you consider a few safety tips if you really have to go out to trick or treat.
Halloween can be safely enjoyed, especially when families put care into planning and supervising. There are multiple websites, social media and news outlets that offer a good selection of health and safety tips for Halloween.
This year many of these sources are advising against door-to-door trick or treating. But if you must, definitely wear a mask and consider decorating them to complement your costumes. And if you do go out, please keep a safe distance from other groups of trick-or-treaters. Consider light-colored outfits so you can be seen walking in the dark.
Don’t ring doorbells with your hands, because many different fingers will be touching them. Wait for the group ahead of you to move on before you approach. This is one time using a prop to ring doorbells will protect
Also consider limiting your fun to immediate family or groups of people you already know.
Have fun this Halloween but think safety first.
Chief Master Sgt. Robert M. Dandridge
National Command Chief Master Sergeant