Be safe, not sorry
Bonfire night and fireworks are great fun at a time when the evenings are rather dark and gloomy. Having fireworks at home can be great fun as long as they are used safely.
Child Accident Prevention Jersey hopes that no one will be hurt this year through following the right safety rules.
Fireworks are great fun to watch, but every year lots of young people get hurt in firework accidents. Make sure you’re not one of them by following tips on firework safety!
The Firework Code
- Never play with fireworks – they are explosives and can hurt you
- Only adults should handle and light fireworks
- When you are watching fireworks, stand well back
- Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode
If you are given sparklers
- Hold them one at a time
- Always wear gloves
- Hold sparklers at arm’s length
- When a sparkler goes out, DON’T TOUCH IT! It could still burn you, so put it hot end down into a bucket of water
“A Glimpse of colour
A streak of tail
They crash upon you
With a scream, a zoom, a wail
Fantastic sights, streaks of light
Hints of dreams vanish from sight
Beware the fireworks for they burn
Admire their beauty but never turn
To throw or touch their fiery glare
As they will bite back those who dare!”