Bonfire night is usually a fun and magical evening for all, however it does come with its dangers. We've found the most important and valuable information you need to know before you get the fireworks out.
Did you know that fireworks can travel at speeds of 150mph? And that last year, there were 990 injuries caused by fireworks in October and November, over half of which were children injured by sparklers and fireworks?
Bonfire night can be one of the most exciting nights of the year (and it should be!), but it's important to keep safe whilst attending a bonfire event or if you’re planning on using fireworks at home.
Here are some useful tips in order for you and your family to be safe and not sorry.
Fireworks and the Law
Just in case you need it, advice on first aid can be obtained from:
St John’s Ambulance – 08700104950 www.sja.org.uk
The British Red Cross – 02072355454 www.redcross.org.uk
For more information about bonfire and firework safety, visit the London Fire Brigade’s website here http://bit.ly/1ycb7Zt
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