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Do Not Go Out with a Bang This Bonfire Night

Alert message sent 01/11/2019 10:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police and the Fire and Rescue Services across Thames Valley are urging people to take extra care at Bonfire Night parties.

Having your own fireworks party or celebrating with family and friends can be great fun. But by far the safest way to enjoy these seasonal activities is to attend a professionally organised event. 

We want everyone to enjoy a safe and trouble-free Bonfire Night and are working closely with Trading Standards to ensure fireworks aren’t sold to those who are under 18.

Please think of others and remember that fireworks shouldn’t be let off between 11 pm and
7 am.

If you are holding your own fireworks party please don’t put your family or friends at risk, follow the safety advice below for a safe home display.

Always remember to follow the fireworks code:
  • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
  • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box
  • Follow the instructions on each firework
  • Light them at arm’s length, using a taper
  • Stand well back
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit
  • Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
  • Always supervise children around fireworks
  • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
  • Never give sparklers to a child under five
  • Keep pets indoors
 
More information can be found on the Thames Valley Police  website www.thamesvalley.police.uk
 
Message sent by
Christine Lyle (Police, Neighbourhood Admin, West Oxfordshire)

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