Follow the Firework code to ensure you have a safe Bonfire Night
PUBLISHED: 11:30 01 November 2010 | UPDATED: 10:31 21 February 2013
Remember remember to read this before the 5th of November!
Remember remember to read this before the 5th of November
Make sure your Bonfire Night doesn't go off with a big bang - follow the firework code.
Fireworks are safe if used properly and Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to follow ten safety tips to make their evening a sparkling success!
1. Never throw discarded fireworks onto bonfires, instead place in a bucket of water
2. Don't get too close to fireworks
3. Never go back to a firework once it has been lit
4. Keep fireworks in a closed metal box
5. Don't play around with fireworks or bonfires
6. Never put fireworks in your pocket
7. Never give sparklers to anyone under five
8. Supervise children over five with sparklers
9. Sparklers should only be lit one at a time
10. Wear gloves, hold sparklers at arms length, do not touch the end when it goes outand place in a bucket of water
Keith Emsall, Executive Member for Community Safety and Culture, said: "We want everyone to enjoy Bonfire Night safely. Attend an organised firework display if possible, but if you do want to put on your own event it's important to follow the firework code. Although the number of accidents from fireworks has been decreasing in recent years,it's important to take extra care."If a bonfire gets out of control, move a safe distance away and call the Fire and Rescue Service immediately by dialling 999.
For fire safety advice call 0300 123 4046 or log onto www.hertsdirect.org/fire.
For further information please contact: Michelle de la Bertauche, 01992 555060, firstname.lastname@example.org