Residents urged to stay safe on bonfire night and reminded, don’t play with fire

With bonfire night approaching, Thirteen is urging residents to stay safe and reduce the pressure on emergency workers.

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29 Oct 2020

As organised bonfire and firework events won’t be taking place this year, people are being encouraged to follow safety advice, prevent the risk of accidents and the stop the spread of the virus.

Building safety manager John Waines said: “We all have a part to play in reducing the pressure on our emergency services.

“We know many people will be celebrating bonfire night with their families at home this year, but fireworks are incredibly dangerous if they get into the wrong hands.

"Please don’t create your own bonfire, it could have devastating consequences to you, your family and your home.”

Safety tips

  • Only buy CE marked fireworks from licenced premises
  • Keep fireworks in a closed tin
  •  Don’t drink – alcohol and fireworks do not mix
  • Always supervise children around fireworks
  • Never return to a lit firework.