East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is urging residents to keep safe this bonfire night by having fun at an organised firework display.
By attending a large event families can enjoy a display without being responsible for safety arrangements.
However, if you do decide to hold an event at home please ensure that you only use fireworks from a reputable supplier, with safety marks, as there are many cheap and untested fireworks available on the market which are not safe.
Don’t forget your vulnerable pets, who may be afraid or distressed by any loud noise and flashes, as well as keeping children a safe distance from the display and fireworks out of reach and stored safely.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s Community Fire Safety Manager, Steve Wright, said, “With the fireworks season almost upon us many people will be starting to plan their firework parties. Watching the firework display and a chance to get together with friends and family all make for an enjoyable time of the year. But it is important to remember that fireworks are extremely dangerous, if used inappropriately, which results in an increase in the number of emergency incidents for the Fire & Rescue Service, and an increase in visits to Accident and Emergency departments.
"If you are planning to have a firework party at home the following tips will help to keep you and your family safe during the celebrations."
Before the display:
Essentials for the night:
During the display