Bonfires: Celebrate Safely!
Are you involved in organising a bonfire?
If you are, remember to follow this set of simple guidelines, designed to protect people, property and the environment - and to help everyone celebrate safely!
Put safety first:
never put lives at risk and always ensure responsible adults are in attendance at bonfires.
Protect people and property:
ensure that bonfires are located away from homes, play areas, fuel tanks and power lines.
Always consider the environment:
harmful toxins can be released when inappropriate materials are burned. Never burn tyres or any other hazardous material on a bonfire.
Encourage a positive atmosphere:
respect all cultures and traditions. Burning inappropriate material also includes other people’s images, flags and election posters.
Remember the clean up:
consider the arrangements for the bonfire clean-up and how any damaged surfaces can be restored.