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Take extra care this New Year

Date : 30 December 2021

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone to take extra care this New Year as people celebrate. 

If you are out and about on the roads, please remember to slow down to take into account the rain and wind. 

If you're staying at home, make sure you keep an eye on any cooking in the oven, and any candles you've lit, keeping them out of reach of children, away from curtains or other things which may catch alight and putting them out at the end of the celebrations.

We are also particularly keen for people not to use sky lanterns and that anyone planning to set off fireworks reminds themselves of the Fireworks Code.

* Do not buy fireworks from unlicenced retailers. These may be unsafe and illegal.

* Only buy fireworks that comply with current safety standards. 

* Always keep fireworks in a closed box.

Take them out one at a time and close the box.

* Never put fireworks in your pocket.

* Be considerate. Let your neighbours know you will be having a display, especially if they are elderly or they have pets or children.

* Avoid setting fireworks off late at night.

* Ensure your pets are safe.

* Carefully follow the instructions on EACH firework.

* Never go back to a lit firework unless the instructions advise otherwise.

* Never throw fireworks; it is dangerous.

* Light fireworks one at a time, at the end of the fuse, and at arm’s length.

* Light sparklers one at a time and wear suitable gloves, even when lighting them.

* Never give sparklers to a child under the age of 5.

* Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire.






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