The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) received 1,100 calls between 3.30pm and 11.30 pm on Bonfire Night, 5th of November.
““The report’s recommendations are a welcome step towards positive and much-needed change in fireworks controls in Scotland.”
“This is a story about fireworks.”
Martin Blunden, Scotland’s Chief Fire Officer, has urged the public to ‘take greater care’ this year if they are intending to have fireworks in their gardens this Bonfire Night, 5th of November.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards has produced safety tips on how to use fireworks responsibly to protect people and animals from harm.
Bobby, a Border Collie from Sheddocksley in Aberdeen, ended up missing for over 24 hours after being spooked by fireworks when out walking.
The Scottish public want to see tighter controls on the use and sale of fireworks. Control over the sale of fireworks is reserved to the UK Parliament.
“If there is a Government consultation on this issue early next year, then I would urge anyone with a vested interest to make their views known.
At up to 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine and, with many animals particularly sensitive to noise, this can be a traumatic and upsetting time of the year for pets.
Firefighters were drafted to more than 2,000 deliberate fires during last year’s Bonfire season, latest figures reveal.