Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Halloween 2019 Operational Activity Update – lowest number of incidents in seven years

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During Halloween, Thursday 31 October 2019, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received 77 emergency calls and attended 51 incidents across Northern Ireland. This is the lowest number of incidents on Halloween night since 2013.

Group Commander, Gerry Lennon, said: “Last night NIFRS responded to calls associated with Halloween night celebrations, and I am pleased that it was the lowest number of incidents on Halloween night since 2013.

“Between 6pm, 31 October and 1am, 1 November, NIFRS Regional Control Centre received 77 emergency calls and Fire Crews responded to 51 operational incidents. This equates to a 60% decrease for the same period 2018. 10 of these incidents were bonfire related.

Crews withdrew from 3 separate incidents for safety reasons as they encountered crowds of youths throwing stones, bottles and fireworks. There were no injuries to our crews.”



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