Tips to keep you safe with fireworks
FIREWORK parties at home are the most dangerous, South Devon fire safety officers are warning.
And because the majority of bonfire night accidents happen at private events, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to go to organised displays.
Community safety manager, Phil Martin, said: "The majority of accidents happen at private parties. Organised displays will be safer than having a party of your own.
"Many council websites list the organised displays in their areas, so go online and find one near you. If you do hold your own party, make sure you follow the firework code, which can be found on our website."
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The fire brigade is urging people in South Devon to follow the these simple Do's and Don'ts to keep safe:
Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time
Follow the manufacturer's instructions on each firework and read them by torchlight – NEVER a naked flame
Light fireworks at arm's length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.
Stand back after lighting
NEVER go back to a firework once lit – it may go off in your face
Keep a bucket of water handy
Used fireworks should be collected after the display with care. Douse with water, bury or place in a metal container
Keep children under control
Keep pets indoors.
Sparklers are fun, but always:
Supervise children with sparklers and never give them to a child under five
Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
Put used sparklers hot end down into a bucket of sand or water
Finally, follow these other rules for a safe night:
Keep pets indoors – most animals get very scared by the lights and noise from fireworks
Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire
Take care with all clothes around bonfires – even those labelled 'low flammability'