Fizz Bang OW! Can you remember the Firework Code?
29th October 2012
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Bonfire night is coming up, and there’s guaranteed to be lots of fireworks and fun!

We want bonfire night to be a blast for everyone, but we don’t want anyone getting hurt.

Firework Safety

To make sure you stay safe on the 5th November, always follow the fireworks code:

• Keep fireworks in a closed box

• Follow the instructions on each firework

• Light all fireworks at arm’s length

• Stand well back

• Never go back to a lit firework

• Never put fireworks in your pocket

• Never throw fireworks

• Keep Pets indoors

And please remember that sparklers can also be dangerous. Although sold as something for the children to enjoy, there are some simple safety measures you should always follow to keep the little ones safe:

  •  Always supervise children with sparklers.
  •  Teach them to hold the sparkler at arms length, but not near anyone else
  •  Sparklers are not for the under 5s. They will be labeled as such and it is yourresponsibility.
  •  Have a container of water handy, big enough for the spent sparkler. Dump the sparkler in it as soon as it goes out.

Buying Fireworks

One of the best ways to enjoy bonfire night safely is to visit an organised event but many people either can't get to one of these shows or prefer to celebrate privately at home.  

If you do want to buy fireworks yourself, please remember to always buy them from registered sellers. Buying from anywhere else could mean you are buying sub-standard and unsafe fireworks that could cause serious injury.

Derbyshire County Council have published a list of all of the registered suppliers in our local area:



Eclipse Fireworks, (5 Church Street)



Eclipse Fireworks (31 Argyll Road)

Johnsons of Ripley Ltd, Demon Fireworks (54 Oxford Street)



Langley Mill



Premier Castle Stores (45‐47 Horsley Crescent)


Geejays and Daughter (29 Mansfield Road)


One Stop Stores Ltd (141‐143 Nottingham Road)


J F Neville (6a King Street)



Eclipse Fireworks (1 Sandbed Lane)


One Stop Stores Ltd (151 Derby Road)


Parfetts Cash & Carry (Clover Nook Road)



Ekta Mini Market (1 Newlands Road)


Smalley Store (34 Main Road)


For loads more information on fireworks and firework safety, visit the Official Safer Fireworks website. 

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