Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to encourage residents to be safety conscious especially at this time of year around bonfires and fireworks. See the video below from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (the video references attending an organised display but this may not be feasible during the current COVID-19 pandemic):
Please remember that bonfires are hazards before they are lit.
For further advice and guidance please visit the Fire Service.co.uk website
Fireworks are popularly used on Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve and for many other celebrations, but they can pose many dangers if mishandled or misused.
Firework safety advice
Keeping safe when using sparklers
Sparklers are often viewed as a more harmless firework, but they still burn fiercely and they’re not suitable for children under the age of five years old. In fact, experts say they can get six times as hot as a pan of cooking oil.
If you buy sparklers, store them in a closed box in a cool, dry place. They are fun to use at home, but not suitable to take to a public display as it’s often too crowded to use them safely.
To enjoy sparklers safely:
For further information and guidance, visit:
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