A night to remember, or a night you want to forget
The best way to enjoy fireworks is at an organised display. The fireworks will be bigger and you’re not responsible for safety.
Most injuries happen at family bonfire parties or private displays. Even if you try to take all the right safety precautions, fireworks can misfire and cause devastating injuries.
On Bonfire night, November 5, 2016, four year old Maisie Roe sustained burns from a firework accident that took place at her home. Stephanie, her mother, is very keen to raise awareness of the dangers of having fireworks at home.
“I wanted to tell Maisie’s story so if anyone considers having fireworks at home to think again and instead attend their local firework display. I remember in the past we didn’t think twice about having fireworks at home and when one firework whizzed off in the wrong direction it was funny. Now when I hear of kids throwing them at each other in the street it makes my heart sink.”
Visit the Children’s Burns Trust website to read Stephanie’s own words as she explains the events of that evening.
Download this leaflet from Office for Product Safety & Standards for more information about how to stay safe around fireworks and top tips on hosting your own display.