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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Sparklers

Diwali sparklers

Sparklers can be dangerous if used incorrectly so please follow our safety advice:

  • These are often viewed as harmless but they do burn at fierce temperatures and can easily cause injuries.
  • Light sparklers one at a time.
  • Supervise children with sparklers and never give sparklers to children under five.
  • Make sure everyone handling sparklers wears gloves.
  • Hold sparklers at arm’s length while being lit.
  • Don’t wave sparklers about close to other people.
  • Never hold a baby in your arms while you are holding a sparkler.
  • When you have finished with the sparkler put it in a bucket of cold water.