Dublin Fire Brigade Halloween Safety Message

Part of Coordinated Halloween Response Programme in Dublin

Lord Mayor Brendan Carr will launch Dublin Fire Brigades Halloween Safety Campaign ‘Be Safe – Stay Safe’ at Dublin Fire Brigade HQ, 165 – 169 Townsend Street, Dublin 2 on Thursday, 20th October at 11.30 a.m.

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.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Lord Mayor Carr said, “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

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 have 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.

Keep an eye on www.dublincity.ie/halloween-dublin for full details of the council’s programme of community events, which includes the Otherworld Festival in Ballymun, Finglas Frightfest and the Bram Stoker Festival in the City Centre.
 
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For further information contact:

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www.facebook.com/DublinCityCouncil
https://twitter.com/DubFireBrigade
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Notes to the Editor

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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