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Fire Service Issue Bonfire Safety Advice Ahead Of Walkout

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8:30am 30th October 2014

With limited resources this weekend, Dorset Fire and Rescue are asking anyone organising Halloween fireworks or bonfire nights to take extra care.

The Fire Brigades Union is on strike from tomorrow (31st October) to the 4th November following a pension dispute with the government.

Area Manager Craig Baker said: "Although as a fire service we would not normally get involved in a firework display, due to our limited resources this weekend we are encouraging organisers to make sure their display is as safe as it possibly can be. Please consider the safe size of any bonfire you may be having and the materials added to it. "

"When it comes to fireworks, at an organised event there should be at least a 50m cordon between any firework firing area and spectators. We don't want people to cancel displays or rearrange their events, we just want to organisers to make sure there event is as safe as possible."

Firework advice:

- Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114

- Don't drink alcohol if setting off fireworks

- Keep fireworks in a closed box

- Follow the instructions on each firework

- Light at arm's length, using a taper

- Stand well back

- Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn't gone off, it could still explode

- Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them

- Always supervise children around fireworks

- Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves

- Never give sparklers to a child under five

- Keep pets indoors

 

Bonfire advice:

- Site well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs and always away from fireworks

- Before lighting the fire, check that no pets or children are hiding inside it

- Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side

- Never use flammable liquids - paraffin or petrol - to light the fire

- Don't burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols and tins of paint or bottles

- Keep everyone away from the fire - especially children, who must be supervised at all times

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