Be safe this Territory Day
Territory Day is a time of celebration and fun. To reduce the risk of injury from fireworks follow these simple precautions:
- Never give fireworks to children under 12 years of age and supervise children at all times around fireworks.
- Never hold more than one sparkler at a time.
- Wear natural fibres or cotton, not synthetics.
- Use a sand bucket or a flat, solid surface to stabilise fireworks.
- Avoid inspecting or relighting a ‘dud’ firework.
- Never point, hold or throw lit fireworks.
- Never use illegal or homemade fireworks. These are extremely unreliable and dangerous.
Fireworks and alcohol don’t mix - people should not use fireworks whilst under the influence of alcohol as reflexes and judgment can be drastically impaired.
Remember the three Cs of first aid treatment for burns - Cool for 20 minutes under running water; Cover it with cling wrap and Call 000.
For information on how to use fireworks in a safer way, go to the Department of Health website.
The Department of Health encourages people to attend the many free professional fireworks displays taking place across the Northern Territory this Territory Day to ensure that they have a safe and fun celebration free of harm. Go to the Territory Day website for event information.