Redditch Fire Station bonfire party back by popular request
Once again, firefighters are getting ready for their annual bonfire and firework display which will take place on Thursday 5 November at Redditch Fire Station in Birmingham Road.
The event, which attracts many hundreds of local people each year, will open at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 7.30pm and the exciting firework display starting not long after.
There will be a range of children's activities and roundabout rides, as well as a selection of hot food and refreshments available. Redditch Young Firefighters will be helping on the night and the Red Cross will also be on hand for any first aid requirements during the evening.
Entry costs £4.00 per adult and £2 per child. Following last year's event, the Fire Service made donations to several local charities, including the Red Cross and the Redditch branch of the Young Firefighters Association.
Crew Commander Bob Morris, based at Redditch Fire Station, said: "We are thrilled to once again be holding our annual bonfire party. It is an event that we all look forward to and it's great to see people enjoying both the fireworks and the traditional bonfire in a safe environment."
He reminded anyone planning to drive to the Redditch Fire Station event to park safely and considerately in nearby roads, and to note that there will not be any parking available at the fire station itself.
Firework and bonfire safety is a key part of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service's Winter Safety Campaign, and the Service has been visiting schools across Redditch to remind youngsters of the Firework Code and what they can do to stay safe in the run up to Bonfire Night.
If you are holding your own display, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service advise you to take note of the following safety advice:
- Use only fireworks marked with British Standard Kitemark BS 7114
- Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time
- Always follow the instructions carefully when using them. Read them in daylight or by torchlight, never by a naked flame
- Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back
- Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks
- Never go back to a firework once it is lit. Even if it hasn't gone off, it could still explode.
Corporate Communications Manager
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Tel: 01905 368 319