Avatar Icons Tom 02
Editor Communications Team

Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner and these occasions are often one of the highlights of the year for many families, but there are numerous fire risks at this time of year too.
We want you to enjoy your autumnal activities and stay safe, following the guidance below will reduce the risk and ensure your fun isn’t ruined by fire.

Have a spooky but safe Halloween;
- Costumes are often flammable, if you can’t find one that isn’t, avoid trailing fabrics
- Teach kids the ‘stop, drop and roll’ technique, which will help should their costume catch fire
- Use battery powered tealights in your pumpkins and other decorations
- Keep decorations away from heat sources and open flames
- Keep exit routes and communal areas clear of decorations
- Check your smoke alarms are working
- Keep an eye on pets around open flames

Remember remember, fireworks and bonfires can be dangerous if not managed properly. It’s safest to attend an organised event but if you are celebrating at home;
- Only buy fireworks which carry the CE mark, use them one at a time and always read the instructions
- Never return to a firework once it’s been lit
- Don’t put fireworks in pockets or throw them
- Build your bonfire away from buildings, sheds, hedges and fences
- Keep a bucket of water or hosepipe nearby, in case of emergencies
- Never use petrol or paraffin on a fire
- Don’t leave a bonfire unattended
- Put fires out and make surroundings safe before leaving the area
- Never start a fire of any sort on a balcony


For more tips on how to stay safe at this time of year, visit

Our news

All Articles
Adobestock 293708491 Survey
  • 15 April 2024
  • Support and advice

Home condition surveys, what they are and why you might need one

Pexels Anete Lusina 5240548
  • 17 January 2024
  • Support and advice

Unmasking Scams and Shielding You from Financial Fraud

  • 14 December 2023
  • Support and advice

The winter issue of your resident magazine, Shine, is here!

WRD Video Thumbnail
  • 25 November 2023
  • Support and advice

White Ribbon Day 2023

Safeguarding Adults Week4
  • 20 November 2023
  • Support and advice

We're supporting Safeguarding Adults Week

DWP Leaflet
  • 23 October 2023
  • Support and advice

DWP/HMRC Leaflet Warning

  • 18 October 2023
  • Support and advice

We’re Supporting Anti-Slavery Day

Tenancy Sustainment
  • 11 October 2023
  • Support and advice

Success at the Kent Housing Awards

Pension Awareness Lead Banner 03 2024 1
  • 13 September 2023
  • Support and advice

Pension Awareness Week 2023

IMG 0683
  • 12 September 2023
  • Support and advice

End Digital Poverty Day

Mum And Son Cooking On Gas
  • 11 September 2023
  • Support and advice

Gas safety week

Lindsey Lamont Uwnh5jsrdr4 Unsplash
  • 24 August 2023
  • Support and advice

Are you scam aware?

London Skyline
  • 14 August 2023
  • Support and advice

Staying safe this summer