Fire Service Safety Advice Ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has issued some safety advice ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night. 

It says it’s better to attend an organised firework display and use battery-operated tea lights for Halloween decorations.  Halloween costumes should be bought from reputable suppliers ensuring they have a UKCA or a CE mark. 

The fire service advises people to only buy fireworks with a CE mark and store them safely in a closed box. 

The Children’s Burns Trust predicts that around 500 people will be injured due to firework-related incidents across the country this year.