Remember, remember to celebrate safely this bonfire night!

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Bonfire night can be one such an exciting night to celebrate, especially for children and families. But it is important to know how to keep safe, whether you are celebrating at home or attending local events. Follow the tips below to keep safe this Bonfire Night.

Make sure your fireworks are safe.
If celebrating at home there are a few safety measures you will want to take into account, to ensure you have a fun, yet safe night.

Make sure when buying your own fireworks you chose fireworks which are marked with British Standard number BS 7114 and are suitable for home use and the size of your garden. Ensure fireworks are stored in a metal box and you take them out one at a time. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks, and stay well away from the firework once it has been lit. Most importantly, fireworks should be pointed away from any spectators.

Leave plenty of space.
Build your bonfire away from your home and any sheds or fences. Make sure nobody gets too close to the bonfire once lit.

Take care when lighting your bonfire.
Ensure there are not sleeping animals hidden amongst the branches of the bonfire.  Keep a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher near in case of any emergencies. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire, it is safer to use firelighters.

Sparklers are great for children and adults but make sure you use them safely by lighting them in an area which isn’t too windy. Make sure anyone holding them wears gloves and holds the sparkler horizontally and far from their face. Once the sparkler is no longer burning, put it in a bucket of water to cool it down.
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