Bonfire Night & Your Safety
Posted: 5th Nov 2015
With Bonfire Night coming it is important that you stay safe!
What is bonfire night?
A night in which bonfires and fireworks are lit in memory of the Gunpowder Plot, traditionally including the burning of an effigy of Guy Fawkes. This is celebrated primarily in Britain.
Why do we do it?
Celebrating the fact that King James 1 had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.
When is it?
Annually on the 5th November
Top tips to stay safe…
Stand far away from both the fire and fireworks
Light only one sparkler/firework/fire at a time and do so at arm’s length
Only use sparklers if supervised by an adult
Keep cats and dogs inside during bonfire night
Do a double check of the bonfire before lighting
Keep an emergency bucket of water near
Go near a fire work after it has been lit
Go near a firework after it has gone off
Use sparklers without wearing gloves
Give sparklers to anybody under age
Keep a bonfire in the way of other things such as bushes and trees
Light fireworks after 11pm, as this is illegal
***Alternatively click here and you will be directed to the official bonfire night safety web page***