“I wanted to tell Maisie’s story so if anyone considers having fireworks at home to think again. I wouldn’t want another family to have to go through what we have.”

With organised displays cancelled, many parents are feeling under pressure to hold a fireworks party at home.

But, with fears that powerful display fireworks are being sold off cheaply to unsuspecting consumers, now is not a good time for families to hold their first fireworks party.

Our two articles offer:

Once you’ve had a read, please pass on our advice to the parents you support.

And, if you can, please use the downloadable shareable content below to help families have fun safely this fireworks night.

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Firework-free fun for the family (350 words)

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 Word doc 

Fireworks – buy safe, stay safe (380 words)

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If you buy the wrong category of fireworks, they can be far too powerful for your garden. Look for category 2. Can’t see the category? Don’t buy it!

https://www.capt.org.uk/news/pandemic-fireworks

#FireworkSafe

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Don’t feel pressured into doing your own fireworks this year. You can have plenty of firework-free fun with the family.

https://www.capt.org.uk/news/going-it-alone-this-fireworks-night

#FireworkSafe

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Does doing your own fireworks at home fill you with dread?

You’re not alone and you’re not unreasonable. Fireworks come with risks. But there’s plenty of firework-free fun you can have with littlies and make great family memories.

Read our tips: 

https://www.capt.org.uk/news/going-it-alone-this-fireworks-night

#FireworkSafe

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Some fireworks are far too big and powerful for your garden.  Some need 25 meters at least of space. Look for category 2 fireworks ONLY. Can’t see the category? Don’t buy it. 

Find out more:

https://www.capt.org.uk/news/pandemic-fireworks

#FireworkSafe

First aid advice

Cool, call, cover

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Film

Firefighter film for social sharing

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Film

Animation for secondary school use. 

⚠️WARNING - this video contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting⚠️

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Resources from Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS)

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Leaflet (PDF)

Social assets (zip file)