Firework Safety

Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service have provided this simple safety guide for anyone celebrating Bonfire Night this week.

  • Build bonfires away from houses, sheds, fences etc.
  • Never use flammable liquids like paraffin or petrol to light the fire
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose nearby
  • Don’t leave the bonfire unattended
  • Keep children and pets away

We would always recommend attending an organised bonfire or firework display, but if you do host your own…

  • You must be 18 years or over to buy and set off fireworks
  • Store fireworks in a closed box and take them out one at a time
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Light fireworks at arm’s length, using the taper provided
  • Never go back to a lit firework – even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode!
  • Don’t drink alcohol if responsible for setting off fireworks
  • Only buy fireworks which carry a CE mark.

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