Bonfire night is fast approaching and there will be plenty more chances for firework fun over the coming months, particularly with the onset of New Year's Eve.
Below is an outline of some firework safety tips to bear in mind, so you have have a scorching night without any accidents.
Plus, click on the Images button below to see some great fireworks pictures drawn by pupils at Bishopton Primary School.
If you have a photo or drawing of Bonfire Night, why not send it in to be added to our gallery?
Click here to send us an email.
1. Store your fireworks safely
Store fireworks in a closed box, somewhere cool and dry. Only buy fireworks that have a safety mark BS 7114.
2. Keep pets indoors
Remember to keep all your pets indoors and close all the curtains and windows.
3. Think ahead and be prepared
Have a full bucket of water handy for any emergency. This can also be used for distinguishing used sparklers, simply by dropping them into the bucket.
Stay safe on Bonfire Night
4. Ask if you really need a bonfire
It's much safer to manage without a bonfire. If you do have one, make sure it's well away from your house and any trees, hedges, fences or sheds.
Only use domestic firelighters to get it going, do not use a flammable liquid like petrol or paraffin. Never throw a firework onto a bonfire.
5. Watch what you wear
Loose clothing can easily catch alight, so if you plan to handle fireworks, give your clothing some thought.
6. Let fireworks off one at a time
You (or another adult that you choose) should be the only person letting off fireworks and they must be let off only one at a time. And don't rush.
7. Follow the firework code
Light the tip of each firework at arm's length, using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick. Stand back well immediately after lighting.
If one doesn't go off, don't go back to it - it could still be live and could go off unexpectedly. Instead, at the end of the night douse it in water and bury it in the ground.
Take care with sparklers
8. Check each firework's instructions
Read the instructions on each firework carefully (by torchlight, never with a naked flame) and follow each one properly, as not all fireworks are the same.
9. Take care with sparklers
Never give sparklers to children under five. Light them one at a time and make sure anyone holding a sparkler wears gloves. Put each finished sparkler into a bucket of water when they go out.
10. Don't fool about
Act responsibly with fireworks, never put them in a pocket or throw them. Throwing fireworks is illegal, with a maximum penalty of £5,000.
11. Don't mix bonfires and booze
Drinking alcohol presents a danger when there are fireworks and bonfires around. You could consider not having any alcoholic drinks until your fireworks have been let off.
12. Watch out for children
Keep children away from fireworks. Never let a child handle or light a firework. Even sparklers can be dangerous if unsupervised.
Make sure that children are aware of the dangers.