Have a Safe Bonfire Night 2017


Things To Do | by | 18th Oct 2017

2017 sparkler for bonfire night article

Sunday 5th November 2017 is that magical night of the year when we go ooooh and aaaaah while staring at the sky. That’s right it’s Bonfire Night! Or Guy Fawkes Night if you prefer.

Whether you’re heading to your local park, which is recommended as the safest option, or setting up your own display, Bonfire Night can be a dangerous evening with lots of things that can go bang, catch fire or just go wrong.

Thankfully there’s plenty of advice out there to keep you and your family safe. So we thought we’d see what the three Welsh Fire Services are sharing this year.

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service, which covers Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham, has this excellent section that covers all the bases from bonfires to bangers. Did you know that you shouldn’t give a sparkler to someone under five and that sparklers can get five times hotter than cooking oil? You do now! There’s also a handy poster to help you share some knowledge.

North Wales Fire & Rescue Service bonfire safety poster

If you’re looking for public displays, then North Wales Fire & Rescue Service have a list of firework shows and bonfires here. The advice is always to go to public displays rather than organising your own. Yet if you do plan to organise your own display, then always buy them from proper shops and not illegally.

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, which covers Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Torfaen, and Vale of Glamorgan, also has plenty of good information on their site. They’ve even got an app.

WalesOnline have a round-up of Firework displays happening in South Wales.

Bonfire night poster for South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service, which covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Swansea are also pushing the message that the safest way to spend Bonfire Night is at an organised event. Their advice can be found here and have this fireworks video.

So there we have it, tips, tricks and advice from all three Welsh Fire Services to help you and your family have a fun and safe time.

Bonfire Night Mid and West Wales Fire and rescue service

Anyway take care and enjoy your Bonfire Night and please share any cool pictures with us on our Instagram (@FPTcymru), Twitter (@FPTcymru) or Facebook.


FamilyPoint Helpline

If there are any other problems your family is having, then call our advisors on the FamilyPoint Cymru helpline. The helpline is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. They can help you to find organisations that can help.

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