Following a recent rise of incidents caused by fireworks, Nottinghamshire's emergency
services want you to be safe ahead of bonfire night.
We are asking you to use fireworks in the appropriate
manner, and to not use them when causing anti-social behaviour. If you want to
use fireworks, please follow the instructions on each firework, use them
outside, and never throw them.
Group Manager, Chris Emmott, said: “People don’t realise how
dangerous fireworks can be. Once they are lit they can explode, and they can
cause life-changing injuries to people.
“We are asking people to be safe around fireworks,
especially as we are coming up to bonfire night.”
It is a criminal offence to throw or cast any firework into
any highway, street or public space and if you use fireworks outside the curfew
hours you could receive a substantial fine or even a maximum of six-month
Superintendent Kevin Broadhead, of Nottinghamshire Police,
said: “Fireworks can be fun, but they can also cause distress and injury if
they are not handled responsibly.
“As we enter fireworks season we would urge people to think
carefully and follow some basic guidance.
“Fireworks should only be bought from a legitimate and
trusted retailer and should also comply with British Standard 7114 or European
“They should also be used with consideration for your
neighbours and should never be set off in the street or on any other public
“Anyone caught causing a nuisance with fireworks will
receive an instant fine of £80 and any fireworks found on a person under18 will
Visit our website for more information to keep you firework safe.