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Halloween & Firework, Bonfire Safety

Precautions for a safe event

Halloween Safety
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service want everyone to enjoy a safe and spooky Halloween, but every year many adults and children are injured when lit candles come into contact with trailing costumes and wigs.
At the moment these costumes are classed as toys and therefore, are not subject to the same requirements as children’s clothing. It is important to be aware of the danger this poses and that costumes are kept away from open flame. It is also important that children know what to do if their clothing is set alight. You can make a game of teaching your children to “Stop, drop, cover and roll” if their costume does catch light. This means having them practice stopping still, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.
 
Firework and Bonfire Safety
The majority of fireworks and bonfire accidents happen at private parties. Organised displays will be safer than having a party of your own. If you do hold your own party Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service want you to keep safe and have advice on our website www.bedsfire.com