All ready to celebrate Bonfire Night? Here is some advice from West Midlands Ambulance Service to keep you and your loved ones safe

Looks like the weather’s going to be kind for bonfire night: mostly dry but a bit chilly. A good night to go to an organised display.

If you’re organising your own display, keep the fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time. Follow the instructions and never return to a firework once it’s been lit.

Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks and never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.

Never throw fireworks and direct rocket fireworks well away from spectators. Fireworks have the potential to kill or maim.

If you suffer a burn, remove clothing or jewellery unless it is stuck to the skin. Soak the area under lukewarm water for 10–30 minutes. Take pain relief if required.

Seek medical help if the burn’s bigger than your hand, is blistering or it goes white or skin is charred – cool and cover in cling film.

Have a great, but safe night.


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