West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is yet again hosting its popular Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza!
This years spectacular event will be held this Friday (3rd of November) at our Headquarters in Birkenshaw.
Not only will there be amazing firework displays and a roaring bonfire, there will also be kids rides, live music and food and drink.
This year all proceeds raised will be shared between The Fire Fighters Charity and Heartbeat of Sport .
The organised event provides a safe place to join in the celebrations and this year WYFRS will be giving out glow in the dark wristbands to those who attend which read
We encourage those who attend to tag, tweet and share pictures of themselves and their families wearing the wristbands to show that they are bonfire safe and have attended an organised event!
Sarah Goodall from the organising committee said: “We are looking forward to welcoming families to what hopes to be a fantastic event, and we just want everyone to have a fun time in a safe environment.”
Area Manager for Service Delivery Chris Kirby said: “We want everyone to enjoy the bonfire period safely and have a great time!
“We always urge people to go to an organised event where professionals are in charge of the fireworks – often this is a more spectacular display!
6:00pm Gates Open
7:00pm Bonfire Lit
7:30pm Mini Fireworks
(low noise for small children)
Under 5s free!
* Fireworks and sparklers for personal use are not allowed at the event
**Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult Guide dogs only are permitted on-site
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Fireworks display supplied by Blackcat
Key Bonfire Safety Messages
- Keep bonfires small and manageable and build them away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and bushes
- Never use flammable liquids – paraffin or petrol – to light the fire
- Keep everyone away from the fire – especially children – and keep pets indoors
- Consider using a safety barrier and place at a safe distance
- Avoid drinking alcohol whilst in charge of a bonfire or fireworks
- In case of an emergency, keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready
- Keep fireworks in a closed box well away from any bonfire and use themone at a time
- Light the firework at arm’s length using a taper or fuse wick and stand well back – never return to a firework once it has been lit
- Take one firework out of the box at a time or have a tin to store loose fireworks safely, replace the lid in-between lighting fireworks, keep fireworks away from sources of heat or ignition and never light more than one at a time
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions very carefully and cordon off the area where the fireworks will be lit
- If you’re popping down to your local fireworks display be aware of the cordoned areas and remind children not to go beyond those points
- In the unlikely event that your clothing catches fire, remember to stop, drop and roll
- If a first aider is present allow them to treat any burns and go straight to hospital.
- Sparklers – Wear gloves to add extra protection! If you and your little ones will be waving sparklers around, do not use in crowded spaces. Give yourself plenty of room, keep them at arm’s length away from your body – they get very hot! Dispose of in a bucket of water or sand. Only children over the age of five are allowed to use sparklers and should be supervised by an adult at all times
Also keep an eye out for the event on our social media pages