Fire Kills

We have all heard the slogan. The one that the fire service uses in their safety campaigns. Yet when it comes to fireworks we are far more careless.

Now don’t get me wrong. I adore firework displays, I’ve been to Disney Florida and watched “Wishes” which was just amazing. I’ve seen them at Legoland and Thorpe Park. A professional display is stunning put quite simply. I’m a sucker for a good display, good being the key word.

Last weekend being Bonfire night there were bound to be a few injuries however two have hit the headlines. A 21 Year Old who was hit in the chest by a rocket in Lewes and a 3 Year Old who was burned by a Chinese lantern. Ok so the second one could have easily have happened at any time of year but it didn’t did it. And there were thousands more around the country where children and adults were injured by stray rockets and burning materials.

I was always cautious as a child, especially of fire, it was and still is my one biggest fears.
I hated all the rides and shows in Florida that involved fire. Whenever we went to fireworks displays I was always concerned about stray rockets etc. One year we did fireworks at home and I stood in the dining room behind the patio doors. What if?

Ok so fair enough what if rarely does occur but more often than not it can happen and when it does its normally when people do these things at home. In their own back garden. With no training. Unlike the professional pyrotechnic guys who have trained and know the safety behind these things. Instead we think we can put on a display all by ourselves, in our own back gardens, its on our own land, why wouldn’t it

be safe? But its not is it? Anything can go wrong.

Why are these things still legal? Why are they not regulated to only be used in controlled circumstances such as professional displays? What do you think? Should they be so readily available, the buy one get one frees that Tesco and other supermarkets run at this time of year only go to encourage people to buy them.

Have you ever done fireworks at home? Do you favour professional displays?

Personally I’d love to see fireworks regulated and banned from being sold so easily to people who don’t know how to use them.

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11 thoughts on “Fire Kills

  1. I have always loved fire and playing with fire… it is my element… :)but I agree… leave the fireworks for who knows what they are doing…

  2. I love fireworks, that's why i let the pro' take care of it! I am now following you thanks to Friendly Friday, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is… no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday 🙂 Happy Friday!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by! I agree with you, it's sad that there are constant headlines about people who get hurt with fireworks. I always leave them to the professionals, too!

  4. Hi there! I found you on the Friday blog hop!! I am following you GFC and also now via Twitter:) If you stop by to see me make sure you have a *peek* at my handmade giveaways:)www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

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