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Firework safety – Child Accident Prevention Jersey

Firework Safety

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.

Child Information:
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!”