Get prepared this a weekend of Guy Fawkes festivities of fireworks, sparklers and bonfires. It's being recommended with the Lewes Bonfire that everyone should stay local so we have provided some events that are planned for this weekend. And for anyone who's staying home and letting off their own fireworks at home, we've got some tips to share to keep everyone safe.
Tectonic's Top Tips for keeping safe with Fireworks
Ensure that is you're hosting a firework party, make sure you plan it to keep it safe
Read and follow the firework instructions
Keep a bucket of water close by
Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back
Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.
Never return to a firework once it has been lit
It is recommended that sparklers are not given to under-5s
Make sure everyone handling sparklers wears gloves
Hold sparklers at arm’s length while being lit
Don’t wave sparklers about close to other people
Never hold a baby in your arms while you are holding a sparkler
When the sparkler has finished put it in a bucket of cold water.