*District Administration Doda issues safety advisory for Diwali*

Publish Date : 07/11/2019
DODA, October 19: In a bid to avoid the occurrence of any mishap during Diwali celebrations, the district administration Doda on Friday issued a safety advisory for the festival of lights.
The advisory read a series of do’s and don’ts to ensure mishap-free celebrations during the lighting of lamps and bursting of crackers on Diwali eve.
The advisory read:
1:Buy firecrackers etc from licensed shops.
2:Do not allow children to use fireworks independently but only under supervision.
3:Safety precautions indicated on the fireworks should be strictly followed.
4:Do not use fireworks which create sound above 125 db.
5:Do not wear silk, resham or polyester while using fireworks.
6:Use a candle or long stick to ignite the fireworks.
7:Always keep a bucket of water/sand and blanket at hand to extinguish fire.
8:Keep first aid box ready while using fireworks.
9:Aerial fireworks should be exploded in open spaces safe landing zone.
10:Dispose off used crackers properly by soaking in water.
11:Never ignite fireworks while holding them. Put those down, ignite and walk away.
12:Don’t put fireworks in any container to ignite.
13:Don’t use fireworks on animals.
14:Avoid bursting crackers near schools, hostels, hospitals, residential areas with senior citizens and crowded places.
15:In case of emergency, call Police Control Room or Fire Station for help.