Firework Safety

“I wouldn’t want another family to have to go through what we have. When I think how relatively minor her burns are, and how much pain she has been through, it’s terrifying.” Maisie’s mother

What you need to know …

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Fireworks buying guide

Don’t get caught out buying dangerous fireworks from unlicensed sellers. Our buying guide will help you avoid the dodgy dealers and choose the fireworks best suited to a family garden.

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Tips for firework safety

Fireworks display at home? In the excitement, it’s easy to forget some safety essentials. Read and share our top tips for firework safety and a safe display.

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Lessons for little ones

Start teaching young children how to stay safe around fireworks, bonfires and sparklers with our safety messages and activity ideas. With a free download for early years settings.

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Warning to parents

“I wouldn’t want another family to have to go through what we have. When I think how relatively minor her burns are, and how much pain she has been through, it’s terrifying.”

In an emergency

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Stop, drop and roll

Would you know what to do if clothing caught fire on a sparkler, firework or bonfire? Read and share our advice. Then practice your stop, drop and roll!

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Burns first aid

The quicker you can get a burn under cool running water the better. But it will still make a massive difference up to three hours afterwards, helping reduce the likelihood of scarring.

Resources to share

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Leaflet

A free leaflet from the Office for Product Safety and Standards with helpful firework safety messages to share with parents. Available in English and Welsh.

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