Bonfire night was slightly different this year due to the
coronavirus pandemic, as all organised displays were cancelled.
The service had anticipated a busier night than usual, and we
expected to be attending bonfire and firework related incidents due to people
hosting their own displays at home.
Our joint control room with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
Service received 560 calls this year, and they mobilised appliances to 65 of
This was an increase from the 345 calls received on bonfire
night in 2019, however there were no significant incidents. The majority of
this year’s calls were from people reporting controlled burns.
Group Manager, Matt Reavill, said: “Our normal advice is for
people to go to organised displays and with lockdown it meant that this wasn’t possible.
“We are grateful that those who chose to have bonfires and
use fireworks, on the whole, used them sensibly and safely.”
During the pandemic, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
are still responding to incidents as usual and as always, we want you to know
we are here for you if you need us during an emergency.