Fireworks Safety

Watching fireworks can be great fun for children. However, figures show that, more often than not, it’s children rather than adults who are injured by fireworks.

Organised Fireworks Dis

plays 2020

If you are looking to enjoy fireworks, the SFRS always advise to attend a safe, organised public display. Events may be cancelled or limited this year due to COVID-19. The period around Nov 5th is traditionally one of the busiest for our fire crews.  Scotland need’s its firefighters for real emergencies.  Attending bonfires can cost life saving minutes getting to a house fire.


If you know of another organised fireworks display which isn’t on our list please let us know!  Email


It is safer, better for the environment and often less expensive to attend organised public firework displays.

If you are unable to attend an organised display, we would ask you to consider the impact of fireworks on people and animals. It is often children rather than adults who are injured by fireworks. The noise and lights that fireworks emit can also be overwhelming for people with a sensory impairment and those with neurological differences such as autism. Animals can also find fireworks particularly distressing.

Stay safe and follow the fireworks code.

We want children to enjoy fireworks but they need to know that they can be dangerous.

Fireworks Code


Other Tips

In an emergency

  • Cool the burn or scald with cold water for at least 10 minutes
  • Cut around material sticking to the skin - don't pull it of
  • Don't touch the burn or burst any blisters
  • Cover the burn with clean, non-fluffy material - clingfilm is ideal - to prevent infection
  • If clothing catches fire, get the person to stop, drop to the floor and roll them in heavy material like a curtain
  • Get advice from your doctor or accident and emergency department at your local hospital

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