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

Lord Mayor Nial Ring will launch ‘Be Safe – Stay Safe’ Dublin Fire Brigade’s Halloween Safety Campaign at DFB HQ 165-169 Townsend Street, Dublin 2, on Monday 22nd 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 encourage young people and their families to stay away from illegal bonfires and fireworks and to make sure the only toil and trouble you get into this year is deciding which of our free family friendly events you want to attend. There is something for everyone so let’s be safe and stay safe and leave the horror to the movies.” said Lord Mayor Nial Ring.

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.dublincity.ie/HalloweenEvents

We also ask citizens to assist us by reporting stockpiling on 222 2222 or 679 6186 (evenings and weekends) or online at www.dublincity247.ie.