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Staying safe with fireworks.

Fireworks can create a spectacularly colourful evening, but if safety advice is not followed, fun celebrations can soon turn to disaster.

Whilst Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service recommends that people should consider attending an organised bonfire event, many people still choose to hold their own private bonfire party at home. A few simple precautionary safety measures can help ensure that everyone stays safe and can enjoy the celebrations without injury or harm.

Safety information is also available from RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).

If you are having a firework party at home, you can make the occasion fun and safe for everyone by following the Firework Code.

For Primary schools further information (including videos) for Primary Schools visit Fireman Sam and the Cheshire Fire Service.

For Secondary schools further information (including videos) for Secondary Schools visit RoSPA.

Did you know?

  • It is against the law to carry fireworks in public if you're under 18.
  • Fireworks must not be sold to anyone who is under 18.
  • It is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year's Eve, and Chinese New Year (1am).
  • It is an offence under the Explosives Act 1875 to tamper with or modify fireworks.

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