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Halloween and Bonfire Night

Alert message sent 31/10/2019 10:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service offers the following advice on fire safety at Halloween and Bonfire Night:

• Think carefully about the fire risks, particularly the possibility of the candle falling over. If making homemade lanterns, never use plastic bottles or containers.
• Never allow small children to carry lanterns lit by naked flames.

• Make sure that Halloween costumes and masks are labelled as flame resistant.
• Don't use flammable materials to make home-made costumes.
• Keep children away from naked flames at all times.

• Make sure that candles are securely placed in a correct holder away from drafts, and placed where they are not likely to be knocked over.
• Never let children play near candles.
• Ensure that the candles are extinguished completely at night.

• If you are using decorative lights in your home, ensure that the electricity sockets are not overloaded.
• Decorative lights should be switched off at the mains last thing at night, or if the bulbs need changing.

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Ian Stacey (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator, Chiltern & South Bucks)
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