Bonfire Safety Guidelines from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

We want everyone to be able to safely enjoy Halloween, Diwali and Bonfire Night across West Yorkshire this year, that’s why we have re-launched our #BanginBonfire campaign.

Our #BanginBonfire campaign helps to make sure everyone has the information they need to enjoy Bonfire Night safely.

We are working with our community safety partners, including local schools and the West Yorkshire Police, to urge communities across the region to do their bit this autumn.

Let’s all have a bangin’ bonfire night!



Birkenshaw Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza

The annual Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at Fire Service Headquarters in Birkenshaw including kids rides, food, drink and live music.

Friday 3 November 2017 from 6pm
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY

Gates open at 6:00pm, bonfire will be lit at 7:00pm, child’s fireworks 7:30pm main fireworks display 8:15pm

Put your pets first this November!

rspcaAs a pet owner you may already be aware of the risk involving your pets around this time of year with bonfire night and firework displays fast approaching.

Please see below some advice on keeping your pets safe this November.

Whether you have guinea pigs or horses… there is something for everyone.


  • Keep your cat indoors.
  • Close all windows and curtains and switch on music or the television to drown out the noise.
  • Leave your cat to take refuge in a corner if it wishes. Do not try to tempt it out as this could cause more stress.
  • Make sure your cat is microchipped to ensure it can be returned to you if it escapes and becomes lost.


  • Exercise your dog during the day.
  • Never walk your dog while fireworks are being let off.
  • As with cats, keep your dog indoors, close the curtains and play music or turn on the television to drown out the noise.
  • Let your dog hide if it wants to take refuge under furniture or in a corner.
  • Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and tag and is microchipped in case it bolts and becomes lost.

Small animals
Small animals – such as rabbits and guinea pigs – living outside should not be forgotten. They can also become very stressed from loud noise. Bring small animals indoors or into an outhouse or garden shed to give them extra protection.

Horses often bolt from firework noise and become injured. Always make sure horses, ponies and donkeys are stabled while fireworks are being let off. Make sure fireworks are not in view by closing the stable door.

REMEMBER – never let off fireworks near animals and always clear up after a fireworks party – litter is hazardous to domestic and wild animals.

Bonfires can be fatal for wildlife such as hedgehogs, which often crawl in to them to sleep. Build bonfires as late as possible to reduce this risk and make sure you disturb the foundations of the bonfire to give any wildlife a chance to escape before it is lit.

Ivy House Bonfire and Firework display

Enjoy family fun with a bonfire and firework display Ivy House Style with traditional bonfire night food.

Saturday 5 November – 6pm to 10pm
At The Ivy House, Shay Lane, Holmfield, HX2 9BB

For information find the Ivy House Inn on Facebook

Bonfire & Firework display in Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor Community Caring Association will be holding their annual bonfire followed by a firework display with refreshment stalls on hand.

Saturday 5 November 2016 – Fire lit at 6pm
At the rear of the New Inn, 33 Heath Hill Rd, Mount Tabor, Halifax, HX2 0UT

Entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome to go along.

Join ghosts and ghouls at the 2016 Shibden Halloween Walk

Dare you join ghosts and ghouls for a spooky walk around Shibden Estate and a night of Halloween fun?

– Thursday 27 October at Shibden Park –   The junior walk starts at 5.30pm and fireworks at 7.30pm which will be followed by a second walk.

Admission prices are as follows:
  • £5 – Adults (16+)
  • £3 – Children (under 16)
  • £15 – Family (up to 2 Adults & 3 Children)

– The walk, entertainment and fireworks display are included in the entry price but rides, refreshments and additional activities in the park will be charged separately.

A Park and Ride service will be running from Eureka by the train station.

Wear warm clothing and suitable footwear and remember to bring a torch. Unfortunately, both walks are not accessible for wheelchairs or push chairs.

Stay safe on Bonfire Night – Safety Tips

Bonfire SafetyBonfires in Calderdale get under way tonight and whether you’re attending one or having your own fireworks at home… Your safety must come first!

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking you to follow these 10 safety tips to ensure the safety of yourself, friends and family.

And remember, Bonfire night can also affect your furred and feathered friends too!

Click here for advice from the RSPCA