Fright Night Safety

Top ten tips for a safe Halloween

  1. If you see material such as pallets, tyres or old furniture being hoarded in advance of Halloween please email or call the Finglas Office on (01) 2225412
  2. Go along to organised events - find details here: Bram Stoker Festival
  3. Do not leave material lying around that may be taken for a bonfire. Many garage or garden shed items such as petrol, white spirits, diesel, aerosols, batteries, tins of paint, bottles and tyres are especially dangerous if set on fire.
  4. Explain the dangers of illegal fireworks and bonfires to children and teenagers.
  5. Stay a safe distance from bonfires and fireworks - wind can carry sparks long distances
  6. Stay with your children and escort them on 'trick-or-treat' visits, parties and events.
  7. Keep dangerous substances such as oil, petrol and diesel away from fires or fireworks.
  8. Do not buy, use or supply fireworks.
  9. Respect the Emergency Services, Council staff and the Gardai in doing their jobs.
  10. Keep pets indoors on Halloween night.

Dublin Fire Brigade are asking Dubliners, young and old alike, to do everything they can to "Be Safe - Stay Safe" this Halloween to ensure that everyone can enjoy the Halloween celebrations in a safe environment.

A Halloween Safety Pack containing leaflets and posters has been sent to primary schools in Dublin. There is also a safety DVD made by Dublin Fire Brigade available for viewing at the below address.
Bonfires and fireworks at Halloween are extremely dangerous and can cause a lot of injuries and damage. Every year Dublin Fire Brigade,

Emergency Ambulance and Rescue Service sees hundreds of lives put at risk. Hopefully most Dubliners will never need the services of Dublin Fire Brigade. It is the responsibility of each person to cooperate with our Firefighters and it is vital that everyone in the community plays their part in the Be Safe - Stay Safe programme.

Most of all we want people to have an enjoyable and memorable Halloween" Halloween is about dressing up, trick-or-treating and having fun with your family and friends, nobody wants to end their night with a trip to the hospital. Fireworks and bonfires are dangerous and should never be played with, so this Halloween Be Safe Stay Safe.

Please note there is NO PARKING in the vicinity of the Festival. Parking is available 5 minutes walk from the Civic Centre at the Drogheda Mall Car Park, Seamus Ennis Road and the Finglas Village Centre Car Park, both located in Finglas Village.

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The Fingal Centre
Dublin City Council