Fire officers urge public to stay safe this Halloween

Fire officers urge public to stay safe this Halloween

Fire Officers are urging you to be safe this Halloween.

Thousands of little witches and goblins will take to the streets tonight as part of the festivities.

Bonfires have already caused issues this week with stones thrown at fire fighters when they attended an incident in Dublin City Centre.

District Fire Officer from Tara Street Station, David Kavanagh has said it is important to stay safe tonight.

“We enjoy Halloween ourselves, we would ask people to respect the emergency services going out there, we have got a job to do, we would tell people to stay away from the likes of illegal fireworks and illegal bonfires," Mr Kavanagh said.

“If people are going out we would suggest that a lot of the councils have organised events on, which obviously are well patrolled and there is a fantastic firework display there.”

Another danger associated with Halloween night is apparently theft as it is the most popular night of the year for break-ins.

Figures from Churchill Home Insurance show there were more theft claims for October 31 last year than any other day.

The company has said people should make sure they lock their doors, activate any alarms, and strategically light their homes to make it look like they're in.


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