Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is recommending residents attend an organised display this Bonfire Night.
Steve Ratcliffe, group manager at the fire service, said: "Private bonfire parties and firework displays have the potential to be great fun if safety is kept in mind.
"However, a stray firework or an out-of-control bonfire can soon lead to disaster.
"There are numerous organised displays to choose from and I would recommend that anyone who wants to enjoy a safe, hassle-free Bonfire Night attend one of these where they can relax and enjoy the spectacle safely and without risk.
"If you are still planning on having a private bonfire party, I would strongly advise that you follow our bonfire safety tips to ensure the safety of you, your guests and your property."
During Bonfire Night you should...
► Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time;
► Follow the manufacturer's instructions on each firework. Read the instructions by torch light and not a naked flame and always buy fireworks from a reputable source;
► Light fireworks at arm's length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick - stand back after lighting;
► Never go back to a firework once lit as it may go off in your face;
► Collect used fireworks with care, douse with water and bury them or place in a metal container;
► Keep children and pets away from fireworks and bonfires;
► Keep pets indoors;
► Take care with sparklers - young children should not handle these;
► Never throw fireworks;
► Never keep fireworks in your pocket;
► Keep a bucket of water handy.
If you must light a bonfire, follow these safety tips...
► Site the bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, trees, shrubs, overhead cables and your fireworks;
► Before lighting, make sure there are no animals hiding inside;
► Be careful when building the bonfire so it does not collapse once lit;
► Don't burn foam filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint or bottles;
► Never use flammable liquids such as paraffin or petrol to light the fire;
► Keep children and pets away from the fire;
► In case of emergency, keep buckets of water, a garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready;
►When the party is over, pour water on the embers before leaving.