Tips to stay safe during Diwali
Ambulance bosses are urging people to stay safe as they celebrate Diwali.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (Emas) received seven calls to incidents involving fireworks between November 3 and 5 across the East Midlands – one fewer than in 2011.
Its staff are hoping there will be even fewer during this year's Diwali celebrations.
Dave Wright, an Emas paramedic, said: "Burns are very traumatic injuries and we want people to do everything possible to avoid them.
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"If people are setting off fireworks, they should always read the instructions carefully and stay sober. Fireworks and alcohol do not mix."
Basic first aid can be used to help treat burns.
Mr Wright said: "If someone's clothing has set alight, think 'stop, drop and roll' – which means get that person on to the floor and roll them to extinguish the flames.
"Minor burns covering a small area of skin should initially be treated with cold water and further advice sought. But in serious and life-threatening situations, call 999."