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Fireman Sam Firework Safety Tips

It’s been a very busy time recently, up and down the country, especially for Fireman Sam who shares his Bonfire Safety Tips with children and their families.

Last week, Fireman Sam attended the Lambeth Bonfire celebrations where he walking through the crowds, meeting the guests and posing for photographs with lots of delighted children.

Battersea Park was also a very special event for guests to enjoy the fireworks and for families to be entertained by Fireman Sam himself.

Check out the Fireman Sam bonfire and fireworks safety dos and don’ts below.

Bonfire Dos and Don’ts
· Site bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs AND ALWAYS AWAY FROM FIREWORKS.
· Build the bonfire stack so that it is stable and never light with flammable liquids.
· Keep everyone away from the fire, especially children who must be supervised at all times, and pets who are best kept indoors.
· In case of an emergency, keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.
· Pour water on the embers before leaving.

Firework Dos and Don’ts
· Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time.
· Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight – NEVER a naked flame.
· Light fireworks at arm’s length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick. NEVER go back to a lit firework.
· Always wear gloves when handling sparklers and hold at arm’s length. Once finished, put in a bucket of water.
· Never give sparklers to children under 5.

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Annually for the last 45 years, the town of Billericay in Essex has held a fireworks display for the local community and this year they are determined to make it bigger and better than ever before.

As well as raising monies for local charities and good causes, this year, they will be producing 5 Willy Wonka style ‘golden tickets’ and popping them into the evening’s programme of events. This will give the recipient the chance to select the worthy cause that is closest to their hearts to receive a donation of £250.00.

Overall the event is expected to raise in the region of £40,000 from both ticket sales and charitable donations on the night.

Catering is high on the list of improvements this year too with a fantastic and tasty hog roast, a Thai Noodle bar and even Italian food concessions all to be washed down with some warming mulled wine.

In addition to the big display which this year has been re-sited to enable even more people to attend without the need to be squashed in together and they are holding a special ‘child friendly’ display a little earlier than the big one especially for the younger children to enjoy with fewer bangs and screeches.

The entertainment schedule is as follows:

• 5:30 Gates open
• 6:15 children’s fireworks display
• 6:30 Torchlight procession
• 6:35 Lighting of the Massive Bonfire
• 6:40 Heart FM roadshow
• 7:55 The chairman of the Round Table offers a warm welcome
• 8:30 D J Marcus

Online Tickets cost:

ADULT (OVER 16) £6.00
KIDS (5 – 15) £4.00
2 CHILDREN £19.50

Please make sure that you book your tickets for the display before midnight on Friday 7th November. If you have booked online, you MUST print off your ticket and you can only gain access through the main gate. Tickets can be bought on the night on the gate but the cost will be higher. PLEASE NOTE you can only purchase a family ticket online, on the night the cost on the gate for a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children will cost £28.00