SFRS urge people to attend organised bonfire events

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This time of year can be up to four times busier for the emergency services.

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to attend organised Bonfire events across this Bonfire weekend.

Private firework displays and illegal bonfires pose a serious risk to the safety of the communities across Scotland.

Speaking on the run up to bonfire night Assistant Chief Officer David McGown, the SFRS Director of Prevention and Protection, said:

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service can be up to four times busier than usual on bonfire night.

“There are many official Bonfire events this year in Scotland, and attending one of these can help ensure our resources aren’t delayed.

“Illegal bonfires needlessly take up our crews’ time and put others with genuine emergencies at risk.

“I would urge any member of the public who sees someone starting an illegal bonfire to contact Crimestoppers.

“Together we can help each other stay safe this bonfire night”.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contacted through their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

More safety advice can be found /your-safety/fireworks-safety.aspx

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