Dublin Fire Brigade urges residents to Be Safe


The Dublin Fire Brigade has launched the Halloween safety campaign “Be Safe – Stay Safe” with the help of Lord Mayor Brendan Carr.

Run in conjunction Dublin Bus, An Garda Siochána and the DSPCA, the campaign sets out to inform children and young people about the dangers of illegal fireworks and bonfires. It is part of Dublin City Council’s Halloween Response Programme, which organizes family-friendly community events and removes stockpiled bonfire materials.

Speaking ahead of the launch at Dublin Fire Brigade HQ, 165 – 169 Townsend Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday October 20th, Lord Mayor Carr spoke about the dangers posed by fireworks and bonfires:

“The council’s coordinated Halloween Response means that people have the opportunity to enjoy Halloween safely at one of the many Halloween Festivals that are organised in local communities. Bonfires are not only illegal, they are extremely dangerous and together with fireworks can cause a lot of injuries and damage. I am asking all citizens to report any issues regarding the storage or distribution of bonfire material to http://www.dublincity.ie/report-bonfire-material.”

Intent on making sure that everyone stays safe this Halloween, the Fire Brigade has made a special Halloween Safety Pack with posters and leaflets available online to all primary schools in order to teach children how to stay safe during the Halloween period. Dublin City Council has also released a safety video which can be viewed below:

By Kevin Carney