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Keep safe this Guy Fawkes

Plunket’s national child safety advisor, Sue Campbell, urges families to take care and be responsible with fireworks this Guy Fawkes.

Plunket encourages people to attend public displays, where neighbours and friends can meet and enjoy the occasion safely. Large, spectacular public displays are held in many towns and cities around the country and can be great fun for all the family

“Fireworks are fascinating and exciting but can be terrifying for young children,” says Sue. “Adult supervision is vital, and if families choose to celebrate Guy Fawkes there are some precautions they can take to keep everyone safe.”

“For families that prefer to buy their own, use a torch to read and follow the instructions on fireworks before using them, never attempt to relight a firework that hasn't gone off and never point them at people. Also, always keep a bucket of water or a hose handy.”

“Excitement is high and it is often easy to forget the simple safety precautions that make the fireworks experience safe and fun for littlies.”

“Children will often copy adults, so it is important that you keep fireworks, matches and lighters well out of reach of children and have a responsible adult supervising children at all times.”

For more information contact:
Nikki Prendergast
Plunket Media Manager
021 405 842
nikki.prendergast@plunket.org.nz

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