East Sussex Fire & Rescue are joining forces with other emergency services to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season.
With many organised events cancelled, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual as people celebrate in their own gardens, and are asking everyone to show RESPECT this Bonfire night with some key messages
• Respect the Firework
• Respect the Emergency Services
• Respect your neighbours (and animals!)
There is a really comprehensive guide on their website, click here and they ask us not to forget the Firework Code
- Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable, and ensure it finishes before 11pm
- Only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark, keep them 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.