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Firework safety

How to use fireworks safely

If you are thinking of using fireworks, you need to handle and store them carefully to protect you, your family and friends safety.

You can enjoy your fireworks safely by following some simple steps that are explained on the DirectGov website.

Find out more about firework safety on the DirectGov website (link opens in a new window)

The video below explains why you must be very careful when handling fireworks.

A transcript of the fireworks safety video is available to download below -

Illegal firework sales to young people

It is illegal to sell fireworks to young people under 18. If you suspect a business is selling fireworks to underage people, report it to us.

Report illegal sales to young people

If you are concerned about a firework seller

Our trading standards section can provide you with advice about and investigate complaints regarding the -

  • storage of fireworks
  • sale and supply of fireworks
  • underage sales of fireworks
  • the type of firework which can be sold
  • the maximum noise level for certain fireworks
  • when fireworks can be sold

If you have a query about firework safety or you would like to make a complaint about a trader who you think may be acting incorrectly, contact us using the online form below -

Firework and Bonfire Safety (FAB)

The Firework and Bonfire Safety Group (FAB) is a multi agency task force looking at the safety of the public over mischief night and 5 November, working to reduce the sale of illegal fireworks and organise the removal of illegal bonfires.

Partnership Initiative Aims

The aims of the partnership initiative are to -

  • reduce incidents of ASB during both Halloween and Bonfire night
  • help protect the elderly and the vulnerable
  • help protect unsupervised children
  • provide guidance and support to communities by working with partner agencies

Contact us

Hull Community Safety Partnership
Hull City Council
33 Witham

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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