Dublin Fire Brigade Warn Of Fl...


Dublin Fire Brigade Warn Of Flammable Halloween Costumes

Aoibhin Meghen
Aoibhin Meghen

01:46 30 Oct 2021

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Dublin Fire Brigade are warning the public to take care this Halloween weekend, especially near bonfires.

This is one of their busiest weekends of the year as officers deal with routine incidents as well extra callouts due to Halloween.

Parents should be particularly careful of children in Halloween costumes being close to a fire.

Assitant Chief Fire Officer, John Guilfoyle, says some of these costumes can be made from flammable material:

"Some costumes, they are rated as toys so they wouldn't have to meet the standards of, as we say, normal clothing.

"So if you're going to use a costume make sure it's CE marked, it's really important that you check that out for your children, and be very conscious that they can ignite and some of them can be flammable material which can lead to serious burns."

Fire services around the country are expecting an 'action packed' weekend ahead as Halloween festivities go into full swing.

They are urging the public to enjoy the weekend but to make sure to stay safe.

That includes not buying or using fireworks, only attending organised events, and if attending a bonfire to stay well back.

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