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Quiet night was a record for Strathclyde Fire Service

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 15:30 GMT on Monday, November 7th, 2011.

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STRATHCLYDE Fire and Rescue have reported that this year's Guy Fawkes Night was one of the quietest on record.

In an announcement, yesterday, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue announced that there were only 563 incidents throughout the fifth of November, the lowest figure in a decade.

Assistant Chief Officer, David Goodhew, said that the Fire Service's Operation Support Centre had 80 fewer calls compared to last year's Bonfire Night. 

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"November 5th is our busiest night of the year and we are well prepared for the onslaught of calls through Control. Despite the good weather, our incident numbers were down again this year, and I'm delighted to say we had no bonfire related casualties to report." Mr Goodhew said.

“Our preparation for this one night begins many weeks before with a co-ordinated campaign from our Community Safety Directorate, which works closely with our partners in the Police to get the safe bonfire and fireworks messages through." He added.

With most call outs being about burnt out bins and flats, ACO David Goodhew paid thanks to the public who helped keep incidences at a record low.

“We are grateful to our local authority colleagues whose efforts to uplift refuse and thereby reduce the availability of bonfire material was greatly appreciated. I'd also like to offer our thanks to the public of Strathclyde who, for the most part, opted for the safety of an organised event."

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