Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
2 Never give sparklers
to a child under 5
3 Buy fireworks marked
Keep fireworks in a closed box
Follow the instructions on each firework
6 Light them at arm's
length using a taper
7 Stand well back
8 Never go back to
a lit firework
9 Never put fireworks
in your pocket
10 Never throw fireworks
Keep pets indoors
12 Sufficient fire
buckets and extinguishers
During a 6 week period building up to bonfire night - October/November
2000 there were two fatalities and over 1830 hospital treated
firework injuries. Around 900 injuries required further and
extensive medical treatment, in some cases for months following
the accident, regrettably most of the injured were children
Thousands more were treated by parents, GP's, Chemists, and
First-Aiders for injuries locally, but are not included in official
Fireworks are too easily available to youths from the shops.
As a result people have terrorised particularly the elderly.
Animals are also injured
and killed by fireworks.
at back garden parties occurred because people are always
looking for higher grade explosive fireworks. Now it is almost
possible to purchase category 3 fireworks from the shops......
it's safer and more exciting
to go to an organsied display.
If you are having your own firework party, shown across are
simply rules your should always follow :-
Safety is of the utmost concern to
we pay meticulous detail to safety and first aid at all our