12 July 2021 – 2 am
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) dealt with a significant increase in emergency calls and mobilisations to bonfire related incidents over the 9th, 10th and 11th July.
Between 6pm and 2am over each of the nights the following activity was experienced:
|Date||Total Calls||Total Mobilisations||Bonfire Related Mobilisations|
Over the 3 nights this represents a significant increase in bonfire related incidents compared to 2020 (24 bonfire related incidents occurred from 6pm to 1am on 11/12th night).
The Service was exceptionally busy on each of the 3 nights, with direct intervention required by NIFRS to protect properties from radiated heat, embers, etc. from the bonfires.
Despite the increased demand of bonfire related incidents, NIFRS maintained emergency response cover across Northern Ireland through the use of contingency planning measures, enabling attendance to a range of operational incidents including property fires and other emergency incidents.
NIFRS can confirm there were no attacks on fire service personnel or appliances at any bonfire related incidents.