Firework Safety

We Want all our customers to be as safe as possible when using our fireworks, So we have put together this firework safety information page for you with all the latest safety information on fireworks and our own videos on how to setup your own fireworks and firework displays in the safest way possible.

Despite annual safety warnings, Bonfire Night week still ends in disaster for far too many families. Yet, fireworks and bonfire evenings can provide fun and entertainment for families at a time of year when the evenings are rather dark and gloomy. They literally light up the sky. As long as everyone follows the right safety procedures and remembers that fireworks can be dangerous if misused, a good, safe time may be enjoyed by everyone.

FIREWORK SAFETY TOP 10 TIPS

  1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable
  2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time
  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary
  4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back
  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit
  7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them
  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators
  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire
  10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

These are often viewed as being harmless but they do burn at fierce temperatures. Sparklers should not be given to anyone under the age of five. To a young child, the heat from a sparkler is equivalent to the heat from a welding torch.

SAFETY RULES FOR SPARKLERS

  • Never give them to young children under five
  • Always wear gloves with sparklers, preferably leather ones
  • Hold it at arms length while an adult lights it for you
  • Use in a clear space away from others
  • Never hold a baby in your arms when you are holding a sparkler
  • When the sparkler has finished, put it into a bucket of cold water straight away and leave it there.

Welcome and thanks for checking the first edition of  Firework News Of The Week your weekly guide to everything firework and pyro related!

We will be bringing you all the best and worst firework news from around the world from firework displays to consumer products and lots lots more

so without further ado let’s get started…

The British Firework Championships

As you may or may not know The British Firework Championships is a yearly event in Plymouth were 6 firework company put on displays over two days and try to out do each other and be crowned British Firework Champions, It’s a spectacular couple of days and best of all it’s free to the public. and this years event was no exception there was some amazing pyrotechnics on show and all the teams done amazingly well but as ever there can only be one champion and this year the crown went to Gala Fireworks ( Who Fired On Night 2, Display 3) Congratulations on the win and the great displays the colours and effects were spot on!

Firework Thrown Through Window in South Belfast

A brick was used to smash the window then the firework was thrown in luckily no one was injured when the firework went off

The house had minor smoke damage from the firework and the police have taken the

firework away for forensic testing.

There is no motive yet known for the attack.

It saddens me to see stories like this as the reckless people that do this type of thing have no idea how dangerous fireworks are and how they are ruining fireworks for every other person! this is why year after year there are tighter restrictions & regulation on fireworks and the sale of fireworks.

please be safe when using fireworks and never use them recklessly.

Newbury Fireworks Display Cancelled

Unfortunately this year’s Popular firework display at The Lions Club Newbury has been cancelled due to traffic management issues.

This is due to last years mayhem with people abandoning their cars after major traffic problems in the area.

The venu has said there volunteer staff would not be able to safely manage the display this year,  But they hope the firework display will be back

on again for next year.

That’s it for this week’s Firework News of The Week

We like to keep it short and sweet here at Ghengis fireworks as we have all got busy lives to lead!

But be sure to check back the same time next week for some more great pyro new!