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Stay Safe Over the Bonfire Weekend

You do not want to come to A&E as a result of an avoidable injury over the Bonfire Weekend/Night.

Please stay safe - here is some general advice:

  • Always have water to hand, follow the firework code and let your neighbours know if you are having a bonfire.
  • Fires should be positioned well away from buildings, sheds and bushes and there should always be water available nearby.
  • You should only buy fireworks from a responsible retailer, that carry British or European safety marks.
  • You should always follow the firework code - store fireworks in a tin, never return to a lit firework and avoid drinking alcohol if you are in charge of a display.
  • If you are using sparklers, wear gloves and make sure there is a bucket of water nearby to help you dispose of them safely.
  • You should never throw fireworks or point them at other people.

 

Read more at:

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/safety/fireworks

http://www.rospa.com/homesafety/adviceandinformation/fireworks/advice.aspx

Advice about your pets: http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/fireworks