Remember, remember … firework safety

Scottish Fire & Rescue are promoting firework safety in advance of this year’s Bonfire Night. Download the SFRS-Bonfire-Leaflet-2014-1 to find out all you need to know, and read their message:

“The time of year around Bonfire Night is traditionally considered one of the busiest for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) with crews responding to, on average, 40% more incidents than during other months of the year. This has significant implications for our resources and has the potential to impact on the SFRS’s ability to attend more serious and life threatening calls.

It is the SFRS’s objective to reduce the number of bonfire and fireworks related calls throughout Scotland in order to alleviate pressure on our fire controls and frontline crews.

SFRS aim to achieve this by encouraging the public in Scotland to attend organised displays and to ensure they become increasingly aware of safety advice around bonfires and fireworks through information provided by SFRS.

The public are also requested to pass on any information about who may be responsible for illegal bonfires or fire setting to Police Scotland using the 101 non-emergency number or Scotland Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

There will be a national advertising campaign across TV, radio and press during the period 1st – 5th November.”

Television advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2blKAlxvjgY
Radio advert: http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/media/463959/bonfire_night___radio_ad.wav

Twitter hashtag – #bonfire2014

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