We saw the launch of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s annual campaign urging people to be safe on and around Bonfire Night.
Fireworks legally go on sale in the UK on October 15 and over the next few weeks emergency services across Greater Manchester will be extremely busy as people head out to enjoy Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations.
In recent years, firefighters have faced anti-social behaviour during this period, including deliberate fires, hoax calls and they have even come under attack. The Service is asking people to think carefully about their actions as this sort of behaviour can have major consequences.
We urge you all to attend an organised event, never play with fireworks and to make sure you check all Halloween costumes are CE marked to ensure they meet the required safety standards.
To mark the launch of the campaign, 60 pupils visited our state-of-the-art Training and Safety Centre on Tuesday October 15th.
A range of teams across the organisation work together every year to continue promoting the successful campaign, ensuring that key prevention messages are being received by members of the public in Greater Manchester and to host events.
The year 5 students from St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School in Bolton, took part in a visit that could save a life here at the Safety Centre, to find out more about fire safety.
The launch was attended by the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for Policing and Crime Bev Hughes, Chief Fire Officer Jim Wallace, Superintendent Christopher Bridge and Advanced Paramedic Duncan Mayoh.
Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for Policing and Crime Bev Hughes, Chief Fire Officer Jim Wallace, Superintendent Christopher Bridge and Advanced Paramedic Duncan Mayoh.