As the nights draw in, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) are sharing fire safety messages in the lead up to one of the biggest nights in the Autumnal calendar - Bonfire Night.
To ensure this event continues to be a highlight during the darkest and coldest months of the year, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service share their top safety advice.
- Only buy fireworks from a reputable shop and ensure they are CE marked. Keep them in a closed metal box and ensure you follow the instructions carefully
- Place fireworks on a stable surface and light at arm’s length using a taper, stand well back and never throw nor go back to a lit firework
- Do not burn household rubbish or white goods on a bonfire. Keep your bonfire within a cordon area away from fireworks, people, property and trees and never light using flammable liquid. Check for animals hiding before lighting
- Keep pets indoors and ensure children are safe and a good distance away from the fireworks
- Pour water on bonfire embers to ensure it is fully extinguished before leaving or going to bed
- If using sparklers ensure they are held in a gloved hand at arm’s length and there is a bucket of water to put them in once the sparkler is out
- If clothing does catch on fire remember to stop, drop and roll. And remember you can always call 999 and ask for the fire service if it is an emergency
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting their virtual fireworks display on their Facebook page on Friday 5 November. Click here to visit their page. The event was a huge success in 2020 and provided a safe environment for people to watch a fantastic fireworks display.
For information on firework safety, please watch this video Ooh & Aah BFA Firework Safety - YouTube.