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Hundreds attend bonfire period and Hallowe’en events run by our Service
Tens of thousands of young people in schools across Merseyside were given safety presentations by our Service’s firefighters and fire prevention staff in the run-up to Bonfire Night.
Free events for young people were also organised by our Service at the Toxteth Fire Fit Hub. Around 500 young people attended the Club Night event, which included a DJ, and the Hallowe’en Party, which were aimed at 11 to 19-year-olds.
Two free events for young people, which were called “Carn’Evil”, were organised and held at St Helens Community Fire Station. Around 350 people attended the evenings which aimed to offer young people something safe and positive to do over the bonfire period.
Around 700 people also attended a free “Port of Horrors” event in the car park of Spaceport in Wirral, which was organised by Watch Manager Eddie Parry. The event was called “Port of Horrors Take 2” and Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan attended the event and met young people along with two fire crews and the Mayor of Wirral Councillor Steve Foulkes.
Firefighter Kirsty Hornby and a PCSO at one of the Carn’Evil evenings at St Helens Community Fire
Station. Photo supplied by Helena Homes and
Helena Partnerships.
An art competition was also run for school children before the event to create a fire safety poster. The primary schools involved included Holy Spirit Catholic and Church of England Primary School in Leasowe, New Brighton Primary School and Fender Primary School in Woodchurch. The winner of the competition was announced at the event and they will have a firefighter experience day, which will be arranged.
This year, pupils from Birkdale Primary School, in Matlock Road, Southport, also took part in a competition to design a picture depicting bonfire night and being safe. The competition was launched following an idea by Watch Manager Steve Pang at Southport Community Fire Station. Pupils won prizes, including family tickets to attractions, for the best designs.
A pile of dumped materials in Croxteth that was cleared as part of the campaign to help prevent dangerous street bonfires.
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