Last year there were a number of injuries related to fireworks or bonfire
night that were treated at Rotherham’s Urgent and Emergency Care Centre. These
included burns to legs and arms and eye injuries.
As the nights get darker, colder and appropriately eerie for bonfires and
fireworks displays across the region, it’s vital to stay safe while you enjoy
Before you reach for the sparklers, remember the safety rules to ensure no
one puts themselves or anyone else in danger. No one wants an unexpected trip
to the UECC.
gloves when handling sparklers and fireworks.
wearing loose clothing or definitely not clothing labelled ‘highly flammable’.
instructions carefully and make sure everyone stands back from bonfires and
buy fireworks sold by a registered seller.
water at the ready to put out small fires or to cool sparklers.
sure children are supervised around fireworks and bonfires.
drink alcohol if you’re setting off fireworks.
go back to a firework that has been lit – even if it hasn’t gone off.
Have fun and take care!