Police forces across Wales are working in partnership with Fire and Rescue Services and Trading Standards to keep the public safe as we prepare for Bonfire Night.
With 5th November 2015 fast approaching, Operation Be A Nice Guy (BANG) is underway. The operation will see emergency services out and about reassuring the public that everything possible is being done to ensure that communities have a successful, and more importantly, safe Bonfire Night.
Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police, Richard Lewis said
“Bonfire Night is an exciting time of year and we want our Welsh communities to have a great time whilst keeping safe.
“Historically, Bonfire Night is an occasion when the public look to the emergency services for support and reassurance. In the past, incidents of low level anti-social behaviour have been a challenge but due to the concerted efforts of partners and the preventative work being carried out, the number of incidents has been decreasing.
“We hope that by working closely with both our partners and our communities, this downward trend will continue as we move closer to the festive period.”
Dewi Jones, Head of Home Safety and Fire Crime at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said
“We want people to celebrate this year’s Bonfire Night in the safest way possible, and are encouraging them to attend organised public firework displays in their area, which are safer, more entertaining and much more cost effective.
“However, we are also reminding those people who buy fireworks for private displays, to always rigorously follow the Fireworks Code and abide by the Firework’s Regulations.”
A wide range of initiatives are planned in the run up to 5th November to remind young people of the dangers associated with Bonfire Night.
For non emergencies remember to call 101. In an emergency always dial 999.