Bonfire Night Safety Advice

Alert message sent 05/11/2021 13:54:00

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Remember, remember……
Enjoy bonfire night safely and responsibly and have a happy Bonfire Night. See below safety advice:

We would always recommend going to a pre-planned, organised display if you’d like to see fireworks, of which there are a number to choose from throughout Staffordshire.

However, if anyone wishing to have fireworks themselves must inform neighbours and generally be considerate with them. Please be reminded that there are curfews to abide by and also fireworks should never be set off in the street or road.

Please see below Fireworks safety advice:
- Only buy fireworks from a legitimate retailer.
- It is illegal to supply fireworks to persons under the age of 18.
- It is an offence for under 18’s to have fireworks in a public place.
- You should never throw or set off a firework in the street, onto a road or in a public place.
- You’re not allowed to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am except on Bonfire night whereby the curfew is midnight to 7am. New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, curfew is 1am.
- Always inform your neighbours if you’re using fireworks and be considerate.
- Ensure your fireworks comply with the British Standard 7114 or the European equivalents.
- Remember, if you break the law on fireworks you could be sent to prison or your parents or carers could receive a fine.

Pets and Fireworks:
Many animals find fireworks scary. For more information on how to keep you pets safe during bonfire night, visit the RSPCA website;

Take care, stay safe and have a good Bonfire Night.

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Daniel Boote (Staffordshire Police, PCSO, Stoke South)

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