Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service volunteers will be urging young people in Newcastle ‘Don’t Let Your Dreams Go up in Smoke’ in the run up to Bonfire Night.
"We don’t want anyone’s dreams to go up in smoke through the misuse of fireworks.”
Risk Reduction Officer, Dawn Turner
Fire service volunteers will be outside shops on London Road in Chesterton and also at Freeport Shopping Mall in Talke this Sunday warning young people of the danger of fireworks, as part of their Operation Good Guy campaign.
They will be handing out graphic flyers showing the injuries that fireworks can cause, with the tag lines, ‘Sarah was looking forward to a career in modelling, now she isn’t’ and ‘Joe lived for playing gigs with his band, now he isn’t.’
Also at the locations, to raise awareness, will be an ad van with the ‘Don’t Let Your Dreams Go up in Smoke,’ message on one side and the ‘Take Care Be Aware’ Halloween message on the other side (See Notes to Editor).
Risk Reduction Officer, Dawn Turner said: “We want everyone to enjoy this time of year around Halloween and Bonfire Night but we urge people to stay safe by following the firework code. Volunteers will be at London Road from 9.00am to 10.30am and then at Freeport from 11am until 12pm to raise awareness of our Operation Good Guy campaign. We don’t want anyone’s dreams to go up in smoke through the misuse of fireworks.”