Put to the test: Haunted house safety

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- The owner of Nightmare on Old 6 & 50 says it's the largest haunted house in the state. So we wanted to know, how do they make sure it's safe?

"We’re one of the few venues that actually contracts out a full security team," Billy Lampshire, the owner, said. "We’ll run anywhere from seven to 20 security personnel on any given night."

Lampshire says safety is their number one concern and they take it very seriously. From putting flame retardant on all of their walls, to having security cameras in every room, they are ready to keep guests safe.

"We're equipped for acts of terrorism, for a fire," Lampshire said. "Whatever it may be, we're ready for it."

There are also a few things you can do to stay safe. Lampshire recommends you make sure you go to haunted houses that are required to meet safety standards. In other words, the garage haunted houses, may not be the safest.

"A lot of those places are unregulated; they’re kind of off the radar," he said.

And Lampshire says when it comes to his time running haunted houses, the runners are always the ones who get hurt.

"I think the times I have seen people get hurt is where they get scared, they take off running and they run right into something," Lampshire said.

A link to find tickets to the Nightmare on Old 6 & 50 are in the link to the right of this article.

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