Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Did you know that sparklers burn 16 times hotter than a kettle? Or that powerful rockets unsuited to family back gardens are on sale to parents online?
There will be lots of displays happening this weekend - be sure to supervise young children at all times and check out the advice from Child Accident Prevention Trust.
Here are some key safety messages from CAPT:
Most importantly, if you catch your clothes 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.