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. Our buying guide will help you avoid the dodgy dealers and choose the fireworks best suited to a family garden. 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, bonfires and sparklers with our safety messages and activity ideas. With a free download for early years settings. Read more

  • Warning to parents

    “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.” 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

    The quicker you can get a burn under cool running water the better. But it will still make a massive difference up to three hours afterwards, helping reduce the likelihood of scarring. 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