Firework Safety

“I wouldn’t want another family to have to go through what we have. When I think how relatively minor her burns are, and how much pain she has been through, it’s terrifying.” Maisie’s mother

What you need to know …

  • Fireworks buying guide

    Don’t get caught out buying dangerous fireworks from unlicensed sellers. We explain where to buy from and what to look for. Read and share our firework safety buying guide. Read more

  • Tips for firework safety

    Fireworks display at home? In the excitement, it’s easy to forget some safety essentials. Read and share our top tips for firework safety and a safe display. Read more

  • Lessons for little ones

    Start teaching young children how to stay safe around fireworks and sparklers. Download and share our simple firework safety messages and our activity ideas for early years. Read more

  • Warning to parents

    Fireworks can be unpredictable and things can sometimes go wrong. Maisie’s mum shares her story and offers a warning to other parents. Read more

In an emergency

  • Stop, drop and roll

    Would you know what to do if clothing caught fire on a sparkler, firework or bonfire? Read and share our advice. Then practice your stop, drop and roll! Read more

  • Burns first aid

    If an accident does happen, you need to know what to do and quickly. Read and share our first aid advice for burns. Read more

Resources to share

  • Leaflet

    A free leaflet from the Office for Product Safety and Standards with helpful firework safety messages to share with parents. Available in English and Welsh. Read more

  • Social media assets

    Free social media assets on firework safety from the Office for Product Safety and Standards, available in English and Welsh. Get sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Read more