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Keeping Safe on Bonfire Night

Most injuries caused by fireworks are to children under the age of 16 . Fireworks are mini-explosives dressed up in colourful packaging – they are not toys. They burn at high temperatures and can cause terrible injuries very quickly, including sparklers which can reach 2,000°C – more than 15 times the boiling point of water. So always try to go to a properly organised public display. But if you do want to use fireworks at home, you can keep yourself and your family safe by following the firework code. Here are some handy tips on how to handle fireworks properly and safely. Only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114 Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks. Keep them in a closed box. Follow the instructions on each firework. Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back. Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode. Never throw fireworks and never put them in your pocket. Light sparklers one at …

Best Local Firework Displays

Fireworks can be dangerous, so why not go to a properly organised public display? Here is a round up of the best local displays. Saturday 4th November: Dulwich Sports Club Bonfire & Fireworks Night Doors open at 5pm (access via Old Alleyn Club entrance at 83-85 Burbage Road) Fireworks approx @ 7.00pm. This family orientated firework display is now selling tickets in advance. A new improved layout will mean more food & beverage stalls than ever before making this the place to be on Bonfire Night. Bonfire, Mulled Wine, Real Ale, BBQ and Kids bar and much more more. Adult tickets on the night will cost £10, so save 30% by getting yours in advance. Please buy in advance via the website. http://dulwichsports.co.uk/ The event is wheelchair accessible, but please contact organisers in advance. Strictly no sparklers, these will not be allowed on to the site. Dulwich Sports Club, Giant Arches Road, London. SE24 9HP  Sunday 5th November: Crystal Palace Fireworks Tickets are now on sale now!!  There are two excellent shows for you again this year, the …

Keeping you and your family safe on Bonfire Night

As autumn evenings turn cooler and darker, Bonfire night arrives with a bang to warm things up and light up our skies with spectacular firework displays. Whether you plan to celebrate at home, or attend one of the local fireworks displays that are being held at Dulwich Sports Club this Saturday and at Brockwell Park on Wednesday 5th November, it is important to remember (remember) the firework safety code. The London Fire Brigade have issued the following guidance to help keep you and your family safe this bonfire night. Fireworks and the law It is an offence for anyone under the age of 18 to possess fireworks in public places and an offence for anyone, other than a firework professional, to possess professional display fireworks. Police have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to those under the age of 18 caught with fireworks in a public place. It is illegal to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am. On 5 November, displays can continue until midnight and on certain occasions, such as New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, fireworks can be set off until 1am. Firework safety …