As the weather turns to Autumn and the dark nights draw it will soon be time for Halloween and Bonfire night. Fireman Sam the much-loved fireman from Pontypandy has launched a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of fire safety amongst children.
During the month of October Fireman Sam will be sharing his top tips for staying safe at Halloween and whilst enjoying Bonfire night and firework displays. I know all too much how important the safety aspect of bonfires after a friend was injured when I was only seven years old after standing too close and the fire ‘spit out’ and burnt his face.
Fireman Sam’s Top Tips
Bonfire Do’s and Don’ts
- Site bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and always keep away from fireworks.
- Build the bonfire stack so that it is stable and never light with flammable liquids.
- Keep everyone away from the fire, especially children who must be supervised at all times, and pets are best kept indoors.
- In case of an emergency, keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.
- Pour water on the embers before leaving.
Firework Dos and Don’ts
- Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight – NEVER a naked flame.
- Light fireworks at arm’s length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick. NEVER go back to a lit firework.
- Always wear gloves when handling sparklers and hold at arm’s length. Once finished, put in a bucket of water.
- Never give sparklers to children under 5.
Fireman Sam’s safety tip video’s
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