Thursday 07 November 2019
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Friday 08 November 2019
Bonfire Evening noticed a spate of “reckless” assaults on West Yorkshire fireplace engines throughout the area.
The a number of incidents occurred in Bradford, Keighley and the Harehills space of Leeds on an evening when West Yorkshire Hearth and Rescue Service’s (WYFRS) management room acquired over 500 calls over a seven-hour interval beginning at 5pm.A spokesperson from WYFRS stated: “There have been incidents of reckless behaviour with fireworks throughout West Yorkshire together with assaults on fireplace engines which we condemn.”In complete the hearth crews attended 149 incidents throughout West Yorkshire with 66 of these incidents being bonfire associated, however the WYFRS famous not all calls required an attendance as some are duplicates, and in some circumstances recommendation was given.“The extent of assaults has been fewer than in some latest years – however any assault on our crews who’re working onerous to maintain the general public secure is one too many,” stated Tactical Commander for the Bonfire interval, Benjy Bush.“Nevertheless, what we’d actually wish to deal with is the overwhelming majority of the general public who celebrated safely, whether or not it was attending an organised bonfire or internet hosting small celebrations at residence.”We would additionally wish to thank our associate businesses, neighborhood volunteers and neighborhood leaders who’ve pulled collectively supporting us across the bonfire interval.“As traditional Bonfire Evening has been considered one of our busiest nights of the 12 months.”I’d wish to pay tribute to our employees who labored actually onerous to maintain individuals secure and rapidly cope with any fires that acquired uncontrolled.”