SFRS advises on risks of home fireworks

19 October 2021

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is highlighting the dangers of the private use of fireworks as some organised displays are being cancelled for the second year due to COVID-19 restrictions. SFRS is issuing a reminder that bonfires and the private use of fireworks can cause devastating injuries, can cause stress, and also pose may a threat to spectators. 

On 5 November 2020, SFRS received 1,100 calls from members of the public and crews responded to more than 500 bonfires within an eight-hour period.

Source: SFRS, 12 October 2021