We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Diwali.
To celebrate Diwali, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has produced a short video highlighting safety during the act of worship, particularly when using divas and naked flames.
The video, which was produced alongside
Hindu Temple Nottingham, features members of our Fire Protection and Prevention teams who talk about the safety of worship in temples, as well as advice for if you worship at home.
Group Manager Richard Cropley is the Service’s Head of Prevention, and said: “Here in Nottinghamshire, we know that we have large communities who either worship at their temple, or at home, and we would like to remind everyone that this video is not about discouraging any kinds of worship, but instead to help to remind people about how to stay safe from fire while doing this.
“We would always advise tying back long hair and loose clothing when around divas and naked flames and to only use as much ghee as you need for your prayers.
“Lastly, it is always important to make sure that you have working smoke alarms in your homes.
“This is just some of the work that the Service does with religious communities, and we are pleased to have worked so closely with those at the Hindu Temple to produce this video. I would like to thank the temple for making us feel so welcome and for being involved in promoting our safety messages.
“On behalf of NFRS, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy #Diwali.”