Commissionerate Police issues advisory for incident-free Diwali

Bhubaneswar: For a safe and incident-free Diwali on October 19, twin cities Commissionerate Police issued an advisory on Monday.

According to a notification in this regard, people should purchase crackers from licensed shops only, strictly follow the safety precautions indicated on the fireworks, use a specific candle or long stick while igniting them and always keep a bucket of water or sand and blanket in hand to extinguish fire and ready a first-aid box.

The children should be accompanied by adults and should not be allowed to burst crackers independently. They should refrain from wearing silk, resham or polyster garments and instead stick to cotton, it said.

Besides, people have been advised to exploded aerial fireworks in open spaces and safe landing zone, not to put fireworks in any container to ignite and avoid bursting crackers near schools, hostels, hospitals and residential areas.

In case of emergency, call Police Control Room (Dial 100) of Fire Station (Dial 101) for help, it added.

Courtesy technomag


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 155 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 etc 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 (Dial 100) of Fire Station (Dial 101) for help.

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