Bonfire Night 2019
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are urging people to have a ‘Bangin’ Bonfire Night’ by going to an organised bonfire and firework display this year.
Last year we received almost 400 emergency calls on the evening of Bonfire Night alone. 68 of the incidents that we attended were bonfires that had got out of control & were posing a danger.
We want everyone to enjoy the bonfire season responsibly and encourage families to attend an organised event, rather than host their own, as they are often safer.
A great deal of work goes into preparing neighbourhoods for the bonfire period, in order to clear any potential fuel for arsonists. Fires in the open not only pose a serious risk to the public, but they also take our crews away from other potentially life-threatening incidents.
Why not attend our very own Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza at the Fire Service Headquarters in Birkenshaw on Saturday 2nd November. Our event includes a mini fireworks display with low noise for children as well as a main fireworks display later in the evening. Plus, for the first time, this years event will be autism friendly, with low noise and lights between 7pm – 7:30pm.
We’ll be sharing safety messages throughout the bonfire season using the hashtag #BanginBonfire.
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However you spend your Bonfire Night, please follow our safety advice:
- Just one mistake this Bonfire Night could leave you scarred for life.
- Keep bonfires small and manageable and build them away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and bushes
- Keep everyone away from the fire – especially children – and keep pets indoors
- Never use flammable liquids – paraffin or petrol – to light the fire
- 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
- Only children over the age of five are allowed to use sparklers and should be supervised by an adult at all times
- Prank 999 calls are a criminal offence
We always recommend attending an organised event, as these are usually much safer. Below is a list of organised events around West Yorkshire.
Saturday 2nd November
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza
WYFRS HQ in Birkenshaw – Here
Elland Round Table Bonfire
Hullenedge Recreation Ground, Elland – Here
Thornes Park Firework Display
Castleford Tigers RLFC
The Jungle Stadium, Wheldon Road
Wakefield Scout Group
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Ossett United Community Bonfire
Ossett Utd Football Club, Propsect Road
Outwood Working Men’s Club
The crown Alverhorpe
Frickley Athletic FC
Westfield Lane South Elmsall
Tuesday 5th November
Greenhead Park – Here
Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
Storthes Hall Park
Storthes Hall – Here
Roundhay Park, Leeds – Here
Bonfire Night at East End Park
East End Park, Leeds – Here
Sprinhead Park, Rothwell – Here
Bramley Park, Leeds – Here
Middleton Park Bonfire & Firework Display
Middleton Park, Leeds – Here
Woodhouse Moor, Leeds – Here
South Kirby miners Welfare
The Cobbler Public House
The Earl of Pontefract Public
Upton Rugby Club
Kings Croft Hotel
The Rustic Arms Public House
South Elmsall Fireworks Festival
Ossett Cricket Club
SESKU Community Firework Evening