Be Safe - Stay Safe Dublin Fire Brigade Halloween Safety Campaign

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"Be Safe - Stay Safe" - Dublin Fire Brigade Halloween Safety Campaign

On Friday 21st October 2011 at 11.00 a.m. the Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague will launch Dublin Fire Brigade’s Halloween Safety Campaign in the Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Dublin 11.  Members of Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Siochana and the DSPCA will be talking to local school children about celebrating Halloween safely.

Dublin Fire Brigade are asking Dubliners, young and old alike, to do everything they can to "Be Safe – Stay Safe" this Halloween to ensure that everyone can enjoy the Halloween celebrations in a safe environment. A Halloween Safety Pack containing leaflets and posters has been sent to primary schools in Dublin.  There is also a safety DVD made by Dublin Fire Brigade available for viewing at the below address.

"Bonfires and fireworks at Halloween are extremely dangerous and cause a lot of injuries to people young and old.  They also cause a lot of damage to local parks, greens and open spaces. Every year Dublin Fire, Emergency Ambulance and Rescue Service sees hundreds of lives, and some buildings, put at risk. It is vital that everyone in the community plays their part in “Be Safe – Stay Safe programme" said the Lord Mayor.

Halloween is about dressing up, trick-or-treating and having fun with your family and friends nobody wants to end their night with a trip to the hospital. Fireworks and bonfires are dangerous and should never be played with, so this Halloween Be Safe Stay Safe. View the Dublin Fire Brigade DVD by clicking here

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For more information

Freephone 1800 251 500 to report stock piling of bonfire materials.

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