Remember, Remember the 5th November…

In school, Mrs. Bunday lead a whole school virtual assembly where the children learnt about the history of Bonfire night and the firework safety code.
Children in Key Stage 2 also took part in a live, online assembly hosted by Lancashire Fire and Rescue where they learnt more about staying safe on bonfire night; how to use sparklers safely and to keep themselves and others safe.

 

From Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) are working closely with the Lancashire Resilience Forum and local partners to help keep people safe this bonfire period. People have been at home more than usual this year due to the Coronavirus, and with another lockdown coming into effect in time for Bonfire Night, LFRS and partners at Lancashire Constabulary and NWAS are expecting things to be busier than usual.

Unfortunately, all organised displays have been cancelled for 2020. If you really cannot wait until 2021 to watch a firework and bonfire display safely we are urging people to please stay safe. Whilst most people enjoy fireworks responsibly, in the wrong hands they can cause real misery. Remember that fireworks are explosives, and as such should be treated with respect and only used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the Firework Code.

Please stay safe and follow the Firework Code:-

  • Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable, and ensure it finishes before 11pm
  • Only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark, keep them in a closed box and use them one at a time
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  • Place on a stable surface, light the firework at arm’s length with a taper and stand well back
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  • Never return to a firework once it has been lit
  • Dispose of fireworks by soaking in a bucket of water for several hours, bag it and bin in your usual black bin once completely cool
  • Don’t put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  • Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  • Do not burn household rubbish or white goods on a bonfire. Keep your bonfire within a cordon area away from fireworks, people, property and trees and never light using flammable liquid. Check for animals hiding before lighting
  • Keep pets indoors and ensure children are safe and a good distance away from the fireworks
  • Pour water on bonfire embers to ensure it is fully extinguished before leaving or going to bed
  • If using sparklers ensure they are held in a gloved hand at arm’s length and there is a bucket of water to put them in once the sparkler is out

Fireworks can frighten people and animals. The elderly and children are frequently scared and intimidated by firework noise. Tell your neighbours if you’re planning on letting off fireworks and avoid purchasing really noisy ones.