As communities around Tipperary prepare for Halloween night, emergency services are appealing to parents and guardians to ensure that their children are safe and not engaging in activities which could leave them severely maimed, or worse.
Mr. Dave Carroll, Chief Fire Officer, of North Tipperary County Council is warning of the dangers posed to children at Halloween and has called on parents and guardians to be extra vigilant in an effort to prevent horrific injuries and possible fatalities from bonfires and fireworks over the Halloween period.
Mr. Carroll is encouraging children to attend the many community events which are planned across the county including the fireworks displays on Halloween night in the larger towns of Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea.
“It is far safer to attend at these well organised supervised events rather than attending at illegal bonfires. Illegal bonfires are dangerous and can cause significant distress to communities, especially older people. The fire service have a very important job to do fighting fires and saving lives. Dealing with bonfires is an unnecessary distraction and one which may compromise the safety of other members of the community who may need our assistance at other incidents on Halloween night. It is important that all the emergency services and council staff are treated with respect during this busy period,” Mr Carroll told The Tipperary Star this week.
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