UUP Councillor Robbie Butler is calling on young people, parents and community leaders to always follow the Fireworks Code and ensure that Fireworks and sparklers are used safely and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
He is urging everyone to think safety first and plan any Firework display in advance to make them both safe and enjoyable for all.
Cllr Butler said: “With Halloween approaching, the number one priority must be keeping people safe whilst enjoying the festivities. Injuries sustained through careless use remains an unfortunate side effect.
“Unfortunately due to the explosive nature and high levels of heat generated by fireworks many people find themselves needing emergency medical attention with potentially life-altering results.”
“I urge community to attend only official fireworks displays. I also appeal to parents to ensure they know what their children are doing. Whilst I would like everyone have an enjoyable time, we must all be responsible and ensure that safety codes are adhered.”