‘Be Safe – Stay Safe’ - Dublin Fire Brigade’s Halloween Safety Campaign

WITCH way will you spend your Halloween?

Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha will launch ‘Be Safe – Stay Safe’ Dublin Fire Brigade’s Halloween Safety Campaign at DFB HQ 165-169 Townsend Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 19th October at 11am.

This campaign, which is run in conjunction with Dublin Bus, An Garda Siochána and the DSPCA, informs children and young people about the dangers of illegal bonfires and fireworks.  It is part of Dublin City Council’s Halloween Response Programme which includes a city-wide programme of family-friendly community events and a preventative programme of removing stockpiled bonfire materials.

“I would encourage all of you to attend organised events in your local area which are supervised and which provide entertainment for all.  Bí cúramach agus bainigí taitneamh as féile na Samhna.” said Ardmhhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha.

Dubliners, young and old, are being asked to do everything possible to be safe and stay safe this Halloween to ensure everyone can enjoy the celebrations in a secure environment.  Dublin Fire Brigade has made a special Halloween Safety Pack with leaflets and posters available online to all primary schools in Dublin advising children how to act responsibly and avoid danger over the Halloween period.  Dublin Fire Brigade has also made a safety DVD which is available to view at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH6cbyZGHjk  along with other helpful tips for a safe Halloween.

Full details of the council’s programme of community events, are available at www.dublin.ie

Dublin City Council is asking citizens to assist them by reporting any issues regarding the storage or distribution of bonfire material to their Litter Hotline on 1800 251 500 (office hours) or online at www.dublincity247.ie.  The City Council also supports the EPA's 24 hour National Environmental Complaints Line at 1850 365 121 which will be dealt with by the City Council.


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