Bonfire Night Safety



Fireworks Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night Safety

Bonfire night was always special when I was growing up, as it was my Dad’s birthday. We always said we was going to throw him on to the bonfire, it was just something of a tradition to say this, with no actual intent of course.

Dad and a few of the other fathers, constructed a bonfire on the waste ground behind the houses. We always had catherine wheels, a couple of roman candles and sparklers that wrote our name in the night with.  Jacket potatoes, sausages and peas cooked on the bonfire, whilst silly old guy burned on top of the fire.

When my children was growing up we went to displays more than having the fireworks ourselves, as they are more spectacular, good value for money and overall safer.

Here are a few rules to remember for the big night

  • Light fireworks at arm’s length using a taper.

  • Stand well back and keep others well back.

  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.

  • Store fireworks in a metal box and always keep the lid closed.

  • Always supervise children near fireworks.

  • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.

  • Keep pets indoor – leaving the radio or TV on for them to drown out the noise.

  • Never go back to a lit firework.

  • Buy fireworks marked with BS-7114.

  • Buy your fireworks from a reputable outlet.

  • If you are having fireworks in your garden have a bucket of water standing nearby.

Firework Display Bonfire Night

Are you planning to have your own fireworks or go to an organised event? What is your favourite type of firework?

Keep safe and have fun.

Nanna Jane


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