Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to encourage residents to be safety conscious especially at this time of year around the use of bonfires.
Take a look at our safety tips below and remember if you are concerned that a bonfire is out of control, dial 999 and ask for the Fire Service.
Reporting unlit dangerous bonfires in Northamptonshire
If you do spot a build-up of rubbish, intended to be used as a bonfire, please report it to the local council immediately.
Visit the North Northamptonshire Council website where you can report nuisance bonfires. You can also make a complaint about a nuisance bonfire contacting Regulatory Services on 0300 330 7000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you ring out-of-hours the complaint will be dealt with on the next working day.
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:
Disposing of used and unused fireworks:
SOAK IT – BAG IT – BIN IT
Further guidance on safe disposal of fireworks may be available from the retailer or manufacturer of the firework. Please always read the instructions.
For further information and guidance, visit:
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