During the darker nights there are several occasions in the calendar that fireworks play a part in, for example, Bonfire night, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.
Fireworks can be a spectacular addition to any occasion but it’s important to stay safe, especially when using fireworks at home. It’s also important to be considerate of our neighbours and be aware that it’s an offence to use fireworks between the hours of 11pm and 7am. On Bonfire Night this extends to midnight, and to 1am for Diwali.
Dudley Council recommend attending organised displays, for example this year’s Himley Bonfire is going to be the greatest show! Taking place on Saturday 6 November at 4.30pm the theme is the circus. So roll up, roll up… Find out more and buy tickets.
When safety advice is followed, fireworks are fun and exciting but by not adhering to safety guidelines or the law an innocent firework display can be devastating and risk lives.
Most people enjoy fireworks night, to make sure you enjoy them safely read our fireworks leaflet.
You can also download our firework safety leaflet below.
For more information on firework safety visit West Midlands Fire Service.
You can also download resources and posters from the Government website.