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Title: Fireworks


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Fireworks
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Firework Displays
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What is a Firework?
  • Fireworks are a low explosive pyrotechnic device

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Classification
  • Fall mainly into two categories-
  • Ground Display
  • Aerial Display

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How can we stay safe
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Stay safe by following the fireworks code of
practice
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Fireworks code
  • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
  • Dont drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box.
  • Follow the instructions on each firework.
  • Light them at arms length, using a taper.
  • Stand well back.
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even
    if it hasnt gone off, it could still explode.

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Fireworks code
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
  • Always supervise children around fireworks.
  • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
  • Never give sparklers to a child under five.
  • Keep pets indoors.
  • Dont set off noisy fireworks late at night and
    never after 11pm.

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Question
What happens to these fireworks?
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Question
What goes up must come back down?
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Can things go wrong?
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What happens when things go wrong?
  • Fireworks can cause injuries.
  • Fireworks also can also cause life-threatening
    residential fires.

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Firework related Injuries-
  • Most frequently involve hands and fingers (26),
  • Eyes (21), and the
  • Head and face (18).

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  • More than half of the injuries are burns (63)
  • Contusions and Lacerations were the second most
    frequent injuries (18).

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Injuries
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Injuries
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Property Damage
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Case Study
  • 13 year old girl.
  • Back seat passenger in a car.
  • Firework was set off outside.
  • Firework shattered glass in back and hit her on
    the head.
  • She was rushed to hospital
  • On admittance she was unconscious

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Case Study
  • Day 3 showed brain stem death
  • Day 6 confirmed brain death
  • Day 15 13 year old girl dies as a result of her
    injuries received

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Image of 13year old girls CT Scan
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Statistics
  • From 8th Oct 2008 2nd Nov 2008
  • 136 Incidents
  • Cost 34,000
  • Ties up appliances from attending more serious
    calls

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NORTHERN IRELAND
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COOKSTOWN DISTRICT
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Spectacular to watch and enjoy
Fireworks!!
Please leave to adults to light!!!
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Any Questions?
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THANK YOU FOR YOU ATTENTION
HAVE A GOOD HALLOWEEN AND BE SAFE
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