Bonfire night safety
In the build up to bonfire night, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to be extra vigilant to ensure the season goes with a bang for all the right reasons.
Bonfire Night should not be viewed as a chance to burn waste or household rubbish. They should be recycled or disposed of using the household collection service or at one of the waste and recycling centres across the region.
Patrols will be working alongside Humberside Police to identify illegal bonfires being built in the run up to Halloween and Bonfire Night itself.
As always, there will be a crackdown on the illegal sale of fireworks. If the public are concerned by rogue suppliers or fly-tipping, then they should ring their local Council on the numbers below:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council – 01482 393939
Hull City Council – 01482 300300
North East Lincolnshire Council – 01472 313131
North Lincolnshire Council – 01724 297000
Fireworks are part of the bonfire night celebrations but if not used properly can be very dangerous. The Service urges residents to follow this safety advice to ensure people’s safety:
- Use only BS 7114 Fireworks. Check this when you are buying. All reputable dealers will only sell fireworks to this standard
- Keep fireworks in a closed box
- Follow the instructions on each firework
- Light all fireworks at arms length
- Stand well back
- Never go back to a lit firework
- Never throw fireworks
- Keep pets indoors