Stay safe this bonfire weekend

Advice: Stay safe this bonfire weekend

People who want to celebrate Bonfire night are urged to take simple precautions to keep them, their families and communities safe.

The highest number of firework related injuries happens at family or private parties. It is recommended that people attend organised displays rather than having bonfire and fireworks in their gardens.

We will deal with any incidents of anti-social behaviour – please know where your children are and what they are doing! Help us to keep you safe!

For advice about fireworks and anti-social behaviour contact the Staffordshire Fireworks hotline on 01785 277855. Understand the law around fireworks at https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law

For information about the firework code and organising displays visit Staffordshire Fire and Rescue website at http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/1309.asp

If you do organise a private bonfire/fireworks party:

•only buy fireworks from licensed retailers

•put fireworks in a safe place away from children

•follow the firework code.

•it is illegal for anyone under 18 to buy or carry fireworks

•it is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am) except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year, and Chinese New Year (1am)