Lord Mayor commends Dublin Fire Brigade and Dubliners on Safer Halloween

“On behalf of all Dubliners, I want to pay tribute to the 200 fire fighters and paramedics in the Dublin Region, who once again did a remarkable job in keeping Dublin safe this Halloween. They responded to 842 calls between 12.00 noon yesterday and 6.00am this morning, making it their busiest night of the year so far. Thankfully all responders returned home safely at the end of their shifts with no injuries to report.

I also want to commend the public who largely heeded the safety messages from Dublin Fire Brigade this Halloween, and turned out in huge numbers to the many novel and safe family events organised by Dublin City Council, in association with local communities all over the city. The majority of the emergency calls in Dublin related largely to small fires arising from bonfires, along with standard calls involving domestic fires across Dublin city and county. 

Hopefully this year we have witnessed a shift in public consciousness away from unsafe practices at Halloween. This year we witnessed no fire fighter injuries, no recorded public injuries and no public order incidents where the emergency services were called and we and we want to keep it that way in future. Together we can all make Halloween safer and Dublin City Council will continue to organise great family events across the city every Halloween and I encourage all Dubliners to get involved, enjoy themselves and think safety first".

ENDS

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