Almost 400 calls were made to fire services in Dublin on Saturday night
Dublin Fire Brigade reported a spike in calls on Halloween night, with a 70% increase on calls last year.
Over the course of Saturday night, the fire services received calls reporting 398 fire-related incidents, with 202 requests for an ambulance, making it the busiest night of the year so far for the services.
Last year saw 229 fire-related incidents and 298 ambulance calls.
In a statement, Dublin Fire Brigade said that most of the fire-related incidents this year did not require intervention, and that crews experienced very little anti-social behaviour. No injuries to crew members were reported.
However, updating throughout the night on Twitter, the services did report attending to a number of people with hand, eye and facial injuries as a result of fireworks.
Our firefighter/paramedics have been called to 4 people injured tonight as a result of fireworks. We've treated them for hand, eye and facial injuries.
🚑 Fireworks are genuinely dangerous and sadly we always see injuries from them on #Halloween night. #SafeHalloween 📸 file pic.twitter.com/D08DTmEkcr
— Dublin Fire Brigade #StayHomeSaveLives (@DubFireBrigade) October 31, 2020