Every year we issue the same advice but every year there is a casualty of inattention. Bonfire night should be a fun night for everyone of all ages but there are quite simple guidelines issued by various support organisations that remind us of the dangers that can occur using explosive materials in a domestic environment if simple safety rules are not observed. If you are unsure of the safety advice refer to
Follow Fireman Sam’s top 10 safety tips to make sure you have a safe Bonfire night.
Here’s a fun way to make sure your family is safe on Bonfire Night – watch this series of videos to take some tips from Fireman Sam:
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 1
Build bonfires in a safe location, away from danger
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 2
Ensure that your bonfire is stable and remember to never light it with a flammable liquid.
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 3
Keep everyone well back from open fires and ensure children are supervised at all times
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 4
Tips on how to extinguish your bonfire in an emergency
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 5
Always pour water on the embers before leaving the bonfire at the end of the bonfire party.
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 6
Always keep your fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time. And remember children should not have access to or be near fireworks.
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 7
Always follow the instructions when using fireworks and if it is dark always read them by torchlight and never by a naked flame. Ensure you only buy fireworks from reputable retailers
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 8
Always light fireworks at arm’s length with a taper. You must never return to a lit firework and never throw a spent firework on a bonfire
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 9
Always hold sparklers at arm’s length and wear gloves when handling them. Once the sparklers are out make sure you put them in a bucket of water.
- Fireman Sam – Bonfire Safety Tip 10
Do not give sparklers to children under 5 years old and remember, never run with sparklers