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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Fireworks

Diwali fireworks

If you are using fireworks at your celebration please remember to follow the firework code:

  • 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 them 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.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11pm.