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Stay safe this bonfire night

04 Nov 2019 14:47:04
Bonfire night safety

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 the excitement. 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 this year.

We’ve put together these handy tips to help you stay safe and have fun:

Wear gloves when handling sparklers and fireworks.

Avoid wearing loose clothing or definitely not clothing labelled ‘highly flammable’.

Follow instructions carefully and make sure everyone stands back from bonfires and fireworks.

Only buy fireworks sold by a registered seller.

Have water at the ready to put out small fires or to cool sparklers.

Make sure children are supervised around fireworks and bonfires.

Never drink alcohol if you’re setting off fireworks.

Keep animals indoors.

Never go back to a firework that has been lit – even if it hasn’t gone off.


Take care!