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Top tips to stay safe this Bonfire weekend

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Published by The Stray FM News Team at 6:25am 2nd November 2018.

Parents across Yorkshire are being urged to talk to their kids about the dangers of sparklers.

With Bonfire Night approaching, many families in the region will be celebrating this weekend.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue recommend attending an organised firework display but if you are holding your own display they've released the following tips.

Always follow the firework code:

  • Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
  • Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  • Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
  • Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
  • Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

 

Garden Bonfires:

  • Build your bonfire downwind and well away from buildings, trees, bushes or other flammable materials.
  • Clear away grass to form a circle of earth around the fire.
  • Build the fire stack so than it collapses inward when burning.
  • Watch for flying embers and sparks.
  • Don't use petrol or paraffin to start the fire.
  • Don't leave the fire unattended.
  • Never throw aerosol or LPG containers on the fire.
  • Ensure the fire is put out and cover the ashes with earth.

 

You can find a list of organised events across the Stray FM area by clicking HERE.

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