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Don't be a banger! Enjoy Bonfire Night sensibly!

Public displays begin in earnest this evening with events in Glenrothes, Cardenden and Crossford. Our top tip would be to attend an organised display and avoid chancing a trip to visit us in hospital!

However, if you do decide to enjoy fireworks in private, here are some facts to keep in mind:

* A rocket can reach speeds of up to 150 mph
* Sparklers can be up to five times hotter than cooking oil
* The majority of injuries happen at family or private parties
* The most common injuries occur to the hands, eyes and face
* Around half of all injuries happen to children under 17

We want everyone to have a great time. But if you do receive a minor burn, here's what to do:

* Cool the area with water for 10-30 minutes
* Cover the burn with a layer of cling film
* Take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need them
* Do not burst a blister if one forms

Remember, this information is for the care of minor burns. If you have a serious burn and require medical attention we would urge you to visit Minor Injuries or, in serious cases, A&E.

Enjoy Bonfire Night folks and have a great weekend!