Make sure you stay sparkler safe not sorry

November 2, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is urging people to remember, remember their sparkler safety this 5th of November. Bonfire Night wouldn’t be the same without them, but with sparklers comes the risk of injuries and that’s why Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue wants people to take extra care this year. “Many people don’t realise just how dangerous sparklers can be and that’s really the problem”, Paul Howes, technical fire safety manager, explains. [Sparklers] are actually one of […]

Stay Safe This Bonfire Night

November 2, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

The East Midlands Ambulance Service is reminding people to stay safe this Bonfire Night. Last year the ambulance service received nine calls on November 5. In total eight related to injuries caused by fireworks and one concerned someone falling into a bonfire. Dave Wright, a paramedic, said: “Thankfully the number of calls we receive relating to fireworks and bonfires is small but we’d like it to be zero. “Attending an organised Bonfire Night is the safest […]

Beware Banned Bangers

November 4, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have issued a warning that banned fireworks may be on sale in the county in the run up to Bonfire Night. Trading Standards officers are carrying out routine checks on premises selling fireworks, especially temporary retailers, and 8,400 bangers have been removed by officers from a shop in Skegness . The bangers were voluntarily surrendered by the retailer and will now be safely disposed of by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue. Bangers have […]

Residents urged to protect their pets this bonfire night

October 19, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

Bangs and flashes from fireworks can cause great distress to many animals and, ahead of bonfire night, East Lindsey District Council is encouraging all pet owners to take necessary measures to ensure their animals have a stress free and safe evening. Council Dog Warden, Sue Garland, said “Bonfire night is the worst evening of the year for many animals. “If your dog has previously shown signs of fear caused by fireworks, talk to the vets before […]