BONFIRE NIGHT & FIREWORK DISPLAYS GUIDE 2018
24th October 2018
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Public Bonfire/Firework Events in Jersey

Click the links below on the organiser names for further details of each event from our event listings:

Friday 2nd November 2018

Tamba Firework Spectacular on Friday 2nd November and Saturday 4th November from 7pm.

Saturday 3rd November 2018

St Martin's Bonfire & Fireworks Display on Saturday 3rd November from 6pm.

Le Moulin de Lecq Bonfire Night on Saturday 3rd November from 6pm.

Monday 5th November 2018

The Farm House Bonfire & Fireworks Display on Monday 5th November from 5pm.

Friday 9th November 2018

St George's Bonfire & Fireworks Annual Spectacular on Friday 9th November from 5.30pm.



Firework Safety

If you are helping to organise or run a public event, or holding your own private fireworks display, please be aware of the following safety tips to help you stay safe at all times:

  • Obey local laws and customs. If fireworks are not legal where you live, please do not use them. In Guernsey please be aware that for 2018 local people are requested to only hold private fireworks displays on the following evenings: 2nd, 3rd or 4th November 2018.
  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Use fireworks responsibly - never throw them or aim them at people or property.

  • Always have water close to hand, either a hose or bucket.

  • Only use fireworks as intended. Do not try to alter them or combine them together.

  • Never relight a dud firework that has failed to go off. Wait 20 minutes before returning to the firework and then soak it in a bucket of water.

  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the person lighting the fireworks, and that person should wear safety glasses.

  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated lighter" person setting off your fireworks who remains teetotal for the evening.

  • Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type. Younger children may wave safer glowsticks instead.

  • Do not ever use homemade fireworks or other illegal explosives - they can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the local police or fire station.

For further safety information please see the British Pyrotechnists Association website.


Animal Safety

Please be aware that fireworks terrify pets and other animals, so please follow the JSPCA animal friendly firework code to protect your pets and the local wildlife. 

Explosives should only be handled by responsible adults to prevent serious injuries.

Fireworks causes distress to a variety of animals every year. Pet owners are advised to keep dogs and cats indoors, with curtains and windows closed. Switching on a television or radio could help mask the noise. 

Dogs should be exercised during the day when fireworks were less likely. Pets should be micro-chipped or collared so they can be returned easily if they do run away. Horses, ponies and donkeys should also be stabled, with the doors closed.

For tips on how to cope and an online survey to find out the level of your dog's fear of loud noises click here.


Here at thebestof Jersey we hope that you have an enjoyable Bonfire Night. Stay safe!


 

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