5 Nov 2014

Fire Service braces for Guy Fawkes

10:05 am on 5 November 2014

The Fire Service is bracing itself for a busy night with Guy Fawkes celebrations tonight.

Fireworks

The Fire Service is urging people letting off fireworks privately to be responsible. Photo: PHOTO NZ

Normally the service received up-to 150 more calls the week fireworks were sold.

Risk Reduction Manager Rob Saunders said that because Guy Fawkes was falling midweek this year, there had been a slower build up with just 33 calls so far.

Mr Saunders said the Fire Service was advocating for a restriction on fireworks sales to professional displays only.

"The Fire Service welcomes the public debate and does advocate for consideration of a ban on, or restriction of fire work sales to professional displays."

He urged people who let off fireworks privately tonight to be responsible.

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