Stay safe in Walsall this Bonfire Night
4th November 2015
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Bonfire Night can be one of the most exciting nights of the year, but while you enjoy the night it is important keep safe whilst attending a bonfire event and to remember what you should and shouldn't do.

It is important that all children watch fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers, and only adults should light the fireworks and deal with firework displays.

Before they explode, read the firework safety code:

  • Only buy fireworks that comply with British Standard 7114 or its European equivalent. Instructions should be in English
  • Don't drink alcohol if you're lighting fireworks
  • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
  • Never give sparklers to a child under 5
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box, in a dry place
  • Follow the instructions on each firework carefully
  • Light all fireworks at arms length using a taper
  • Stand well back after lighting a firework
  • Never return to a firework once it has been lit, if it hasn't yet gone off, it could still explode
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  • Keep all pets indoors and away from firework

Remember to wrap up warm, as it is cold in November and standing around in the dark can be chilly! 

Click here for some useful pet tips to keep your pets safe this Bonfire Night.

To have a look at local bonfire and firework displays in Walsall, click here.

For all other events taking place in Walsall have a look at our events page here, or take a look at our local offers here

If you don't fancy standing outside watching fireworks, why not check out our recommended restaurants by clicking here.

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Alex M

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