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Pueblo West Fire Dept. gearing up for Halloween tradition

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If you or your child plan to brave the cold to go trick or treating tomorrow, you're going to want to do more than just layer up.

Firefighters are excited for their annual Halloween tradition Tuesday night, where they'll be parking fire trucks in the area, turning on the lights, and handing out candy.

But along with candy, they're also handing out glow sticks. 
 
They say in more rural areas, like Pueblo West, there's not a lot of street lights.

Glow sticks should help with the visibility--but they're also urging parents to equip their kids with flashlights, or reflective gear if they don't have bright costumes.

Even if you're not participating in festivities, the fire department is asking drivers to exercise caution Tuesday night as well.

"These kids get excited and want to run around and grab candy or cross the street," said Pueblo West Fire Division Chief Brad Davidson.

"So take a little more time, slow down, keep your headlights on, and just drive slower through those neighborhoods.  There's going to be a lot of kids out and about tomorrow night.  We want to make sure everybody has fun but stays safe throughout the night," he added.

As many as 5 trucks will be parking around Pueblo West, handing out candy--which starts at 6 p.m.

They'll also have trucks set up in front of station #1 and their north station, so the firefighters on duty can still hand out candy and meet all the trick-or-treaters.

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