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East Lancashire people warned over firework safety
9:53am Monday 15th October 2012 in News
WITH fireworks going on sale across the country today, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is urging families to stay safe and remember the firework code.
Sheila Merrill, RoSPA’s public health adviser, said: “Planning in advance for fireworks parties at home is key to putting on a safe, and impressive, display. Ask yourself questions, such as, do you have enough space for your guests to watch from a safe distance, and will there be lots of children around?
“Sparklers should not be given to children under five, and should be lit one at a time. Gloves should be worn for protection. Each year, hundreds of people are injured by fireworks on, and around, Bonfire Night, and many more people are injured at private parties than at large public displays.
“Make sure you know what to do if things go wrong. Don’t leave safety until the last minute.”
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