Fire Prevention

Bonfires

  • Ensure that adults supervise the bonfire. Never leave children alone at a bonfire.
  • Only build a bonfire in an open space well away from buildings, trees and overhead power lines and anything else that may catch fire.
  • Do not build a bonfire on tarmacadam or asphalt surfaces.
  • Never climb onto or into a bonfire.
  • Don’t build a bonfire too high.
  • Never light a bonfire with petrol or other flammable liquids.
  • Do not throw spray cans, fireworks or tyres on a bonfire.
  • Do not play near bonfires.
  • Have buckets of water to hand in case of emergency.
  • Check bonfires for pets before lighting them.
  • Pour water on the embers when the bonfire is finished.