Installation Trick or Treat Hours announced

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Authorized Halloween Trick or Treat hours for the Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks areas are 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31.

Halloween pumpkins

Halloween pumpkins

Children under the age of 10 require an adult escort.

The Directorate of Emergency Services will provide increased presence in the community during trick or treat hours. Military and Department of the Army civilian police will be working together to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner.

As always, the community should feel free to approach any military or DA police officer with issues or concerns.

Residents not participating should indicate so by placing a “SORRY NO TRICK OR TREATING HERE” sign on their door. DES also recommends that parents advise children that if no one answers a door after one or two knocks/rings to move on to the next residence.

Parents are strongly encouraged to have children carry a flashlight or a chem-lite. Parents should dress children in light-colored clothing or sew reflectors on dark clothing. Parents should also brief their children on taking precautions when crossing streets and using crosswalks.

Parents should remind children of the following:

•Wait for proper traffic signals.

•Look both ways before crossing the street.

•Stay on the sidewalk, whenever possible.

•If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the roadway facing traffic.

•Never enter vehicles or homes when invited by a stranger.

Tripler Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks Radiology departments will X-ray candies for all personnel who are Tricare beneficiaries. Families wishing to have their treats examined should report to the TAMC Radiology reception area, 3G, mountainside or USAHC-SB Radiology, Bldg. 685, first floor, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 31.

The X-raying of candy will not detect non-metals, such as fine particles, liquids, powders, chemical contaminates and the like. Also, individuals who want their treats examined may have to wait since patients have priority.

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