Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety Video for Children

Published 22nd Oct 2020

At the beginning of each new school year we would normally be contacting schools and asking to deliver our Key stage 1 and 2 presentations about Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety.  Due to COVID-19, and the restrictions placed around visiting schools, we have made a video promoting these safety messages instead.Thanks to Northallerton and Richmond Fire Crews, and the PCSOs from Richmond for presentingt the key safety messages from the Firework Code.With many organised displays being cancelled this year,  it is more important than ever to help keep young people safe because most accidents happen at private or home firework displays.  

We have also included road safety messages, in the video, to help children keep safe on the darker mornings and nights when they are making their way to and from schools and clubs. Stage 1 Cycles have talked about the importance visible clothing and  having reflectors and lights on bikes.  The key message is “be seen and be able to see”.

Lauren Doherty who was involved, as a pedestrian, in a RTC in 2008 and left paralysed has spoken to us about what happened to her.  By educating others around the physical and mental impact a RTC can have on not only your life, but also on your families and the drivers lives, Lauren hopes to influence others to make safe and responsible decisions when using the road. 

You can watch the video on YouTube.