Belfast Telegraph

‘Relatively quiet’ Halloween night for firefighters in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service received 134 emergency calls – a reduction of 6% on 2017.

Firefighters in Northern Ireland responded to 6% fewer calls on Halloween night compared with last year.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) described it as a “relatively quiet” Halloween night.

Between 6pm on October 31 and 1am on November 1, the NIFRS Regional Control Centre received 134 emergency calls and fire crews responded to 83 operational incidents.

This represents a 6% reduction on the same period in 2017.

Of the incidents responded to, 19 were bonfire-related.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Alan Walmsley said there had been no reported incidents of crews being attacked.

Am NIFRS spokesman said: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service has been responding to calls associated with Halloween night celebrations, with the situation remaining relatively quiet.”

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