The 'Festival of Light' brings a number of fire risks along with its celebrations in the Bedfordshire community each year. Taking a few simple precautions will reduce the risks for yourself and your family.
Put out candles and lamps before you leave a room and before you go to bed
Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets
Keep candles away from clothes and hair - if there's any chance you could forget a candle is there and lean across it, put it somewhere else.
Consider using battery operated tea lights instead of traditional candles.
Fireworks are fun but they should be used in a safe and sensible way.
We would always recommend attending a organised display rather than doing your own fireworks, as this greatly reduces the risk of harm.