Bonfire Incidents down

Bonfire night statistics collected by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service show a decrease in the number of incidents attended by the Service compared to last year.

The CDDFRS control centre and operational crews coped well throughout bonfire night taking 128 calls (up 7 per cent on 2014) and attending 67 incidents (down 17 per cent on 2014), 35 of which were fires (14 fewer fires than 2014).

Of the 128 calls taken by Control, 73 per cent were received between 4pm and 9pm.

Stuart Errington, chief fire officer for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We are pleased that year on year more people are following our advice and attending organised firework displays; a much safer and economical way to enjoy bonfire night.

“It is a tribute to the hard work of our staff and our partners, including the local authorities and police, that we have been able to continue to drive down these incidents and keep people safe in County Durham and Darlington. We would like to remind those people carrying forward bonfire events into the weekend to continue to follow the Firework Safety Code.”

 

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For further information, please contact Clare Robinson, communications manager

Phone 0191 375 5600 or email  crobinson@ddfire.gov.uk

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