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Remember, Remember the 5th November!

21st October 2013

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service wants everyone to remember bonfire night for the right reasons; with everyone having a safe and enjoyable time!

We want people to enjoy this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations safely, and would urge people to go along to an organised event, where the fireworks are handled by professionals.

You can find details of local organised events on the events page of our website and below, or in local newspapers.

(Please note North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is not responsible for the content of external websites)

5th November

York Maze 4:30-10:30pm, Adult ticket £12.95, child ticket £9.95 http://www.yorkmaze.com/pages/bonfire_night.html

The Applegarth, Northallerton 6:30pm, free
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/events/north_bonfire_13

 Scarborough Lions, 5:30pm, Adults £2.50
http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/whats-on-events/bonfire-night.aspx

9th November

Bivouac, Masham
http://www.thebivouac.co.uk/seasonal/bonfire_night

 

If you plan to celebrate with your own firework display/bonfire, following the simple tips below should help ensure your evening is a success;

Fireworks

  • Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
  • Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
  • Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
  • Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
  • Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
  • Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
  • Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.

Bonfires

  • Build your bonfire downwind and well away from buildings, trees, bushes or other flammable materials.
  • Clear away grass to form a circle of earth around the fire.
  • Build the fire stack so than it collapses inward when burning.
  • Watch for flying embers and sparks.
  • Don't use petrol or paraffin to start the fire.
  • Don't leave the fire unattended.
  • Never throw aerosol or LPG containers on the fire.
  • Ensure the fire is put out and cover the ashes with earth.

Our message is to enjoy the celebrations, but do so carefully and responsibly.

 

 

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