Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service reports relatively trouble-free bonfire night

06 November 2012 (Archived)

Figures compiled by Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service show that the county enjoyed a largely trouble-free bonfire night this year.


The number of fires put out by Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service on Monday 5 November was 19, down from 21 last year, and Fire control received 119 calls throughout the evening, down from 122 the previous year.


Alex Bennett, chief fire officer for Northumberland County Council, said: “The statistics for bonfire night this year reflect a largely trouble-free evening and crews coped well with the incidents that they attended. We would like to thank the public for their cooperation. It appears that our fire safety messages are continuing to reach people across the county and our education programmes in schools and communities, about the dangers of fireworks and bonfires, are really working. As the weather conditions were good on November 5, we expected that there would be a high turnout of people. Taking this into consideration, these figures are very encouraging, however we will continue to work to further reduce the number of incidents and improve public safety.”


Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service once again worked closely with Northumbria Police in the build-up to and during bonfire night.


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