FIREFIGHTERS will take to the streets of Ellesmere Port this Hallowe’en season to deliver an important safety message to young people.
Led by the county’s chief fire officer, Steve McGuirk, they will be joined by youth workers and police community support officers in providing fun activities.
The team will be in Valley Drive, Parklands between 2-9pm tomorrow and Stoak Gardens, adjacent to the park, at the same time the following day.
They will be interacting with the youngsters and giving out information about the dangers of fireworks in a bid to keep them safe.
There will also be a mobile fire station situated in both areas of the town with a Playstation and games onboard as well as sweets which will be handed out by staff as they meet with residents.
Mr McGuirk said: “Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to working with young people and has a very comprehensive youth engagement programme which includes fire cadets and Princes Trust to name just a few.”
Watch manager at Ellesmere Port fire station Stewart Forshaw added: “Having fireworks at home or visiting a public display can be great fun especially for children and if used correctly and responsibly, people can enjoy themselves without any danger.
“However, it is a fact that most accidents are caused by improper use of fireworks and by carelessness.
“Therefore we are appealing to everyone that is either having a display at home or attending an organised display to take great care this bonfire night and to follow the firework code.”