On Halloween night, Sharon Hill Fire Company’s volunteers will conduct a candy check and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. There will be a few scares up their sleeves as well.
The annual event is being held October 31, 6 to 9 p.m. at Sharon Hill Fire Company, 230 Sharon Hill Ave., Sharon Hill, along with members from the Sharon Hill Police Department.
Volunteers closely examine the candies and check for anything unusual in appearance such as tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers, and spoiled or unwrapped items.
There will be more than just candy checks going on at the station too. Community members can stop by to learn about volunteer opportunities.
“We welcome any community members to stop by our station,” said Assistant Chief John Croce. “If anyone ages 14 or older is interested in volunteering at our station, our members will be there to hand out information and answer questions.”
Sharon Hill Fire Company is actively recruiting for firefighters, ages 18 and older; junior firefighters, ages 16-17; and cadets, ages 14-15.
“It is very rewarding to serve the community as a firefighter and answer all types of calls in businesses, industrial parks and homes,” said Croce. “Cadets and junior firefighters provide important assistance to active firefighters and the fire company.”
In addition to the candy check, families should also consider the following tips from the National Fire Protection Association when it comes to Halloween safety:
- Use battery-operated candles in jack-o-lanterns instead of real flames.
- Provide children with flashlights to carry or glow sticks to use as lighting.
- When choosing costumes, stay away from long, trailing fabric.
- Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper can easily catch fire. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources such as lightbulbs and heaters.
To learn about volunteering at Sharon Hill Fire Company, visit FightSharonHillFires.org.