Monday 26 September 2016

Safety warning ahead of Halloween

Published 20/10/2015 | 02:30

Firefighter Phil Kelly demonstrates the danger of fireworks with a plastic hand severed by a firework and a pumpkin blasted to bits by a firework to Millie Byrne (9), Emily Maher (10) and Esther Askin (9) from Clonburris National School, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Firefighter Phil Kelly demonstrates the danger of fireworks with a plastic hand severed by a firework and a pumpkin blasted to bits by a firework to Millie Byrne (9), Emily Maher (10) and Esther Askin (9) from Clonburris National School, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney
Props during a Fire Safety Demonstration to mark the launch of the Dublin Fire Brigade Halloween Fire Safety Campaign

Children and parents are being urged to exercise caution around "extremely dangerous" fireworks and bonfires this Halloween.

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Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) has launched a video message, which is available to view on YouTube, as part of the 'Be Safe, Be Seen' safety awareness campaign ahead of the busy Halloween period.

Pat Fleming, the Chief Fire Officer with DFB, said Halloween is one of their "busiest nights of the year", and they are asking people to "exercise common sense".

"Adults in particular are requested to keep a watchful eye on the very young, the very old, and the vulnerable members of our society," he added.

"It is a fun night and should be enjoyed by all."

Irish Independent

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