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People urged to act responsibly this Bonfire Night

People urged to act responsibly this Bonfire Night

by Henry James (November 2020)

LANCASHIRE Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) are working closely with their partners to help keep people safe this bonfire period.

People have been at home more than usual this year due to the pandemic, and with another lockdown coming into effect in time for Bonfire Night, LFRS and partners at Lancashire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service are expecting things to be busier than usual.

Unfortunately, all organised displays have had to be cancelled for this year.

If people really cannot wait until 2021 to watch a firework and bonfire display safely, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are urging people to please stay safe.

A spokesperson said: “While most people enjoy fireworks responsibly, in the wrong hands they can cause real misery.

“Remember that fireworks are explosives, and as such should be treated with respect and only used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the Firework Code.

“We are asking people not to take risks, putting additional pressures on the emergency services.”

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