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

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!

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  • If clothes do catch on a flame, don’t panic – STOP, DROP, and ROLL:
    • STOP what you are doing.
    • DROP to the ground and cover your face with your hands.
    • ROLL over and over to put out the flames.

  • The instinct is to run. So, before your fireworks celebrations, encourage children to practice stopping, dropping to the ground, covering their face with their hands, and rolling over a few times to put out the pretend flames. Why not make it into a game in the garden?

More information on firework safety

Find out how to buy fireworks safely and read our top tips for a safe firework display at home.

Start teaching young children how to stay safe.

Hear what can go wrong and find out about first aid for burns.

Download and share a free firework safety leaflet and social media assets.