Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a family-oriented digital firework display to educate and entertain the public. This is intended to support families and boost morale in lieu of the usual physical firework displays cancelled due to coronavirus.
Members of the public will be able to watch our display on Facebook Live, commencing at 18:30 on Bonfire Night, Thursday 5 November. The video feed will last approximately 30 minutes.
The feed can be viewed on our Facebook page – Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (Official).
A large firework display and bonfire will feature as well as demonstrations from Rue the fire investigation dog and Sidney the search and rescue dog, and an interview with an on-call firefighter.
There will then be a virtual tour of a fire engine, followed by a bedtime story read by Firefighter Lee Clough, a firefighter based at Burnley Fire Station, who has previously read two bedtime stories during the lockdown earlier this year.
Community Protection Manager Liam Wilson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, said:
“We know that many people have found 2020 a challenge and that some will want to use fireworks and bonfires as a way to cheer their kids up. However, children unfortunately account for the majority of the firework injuries we see every year. To protect your family, please consider watching our online digital display with them rather than setting off your own fireworks at home. It’s also a great chance to see a fire engine up close, hear safety tips, see our fire dogs in action, and listen to another bedtime story from Cloughy.”
A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said:
“We know that this year Bonfire Night will be very different and without the usual organised displays to attend, more people will be thinking about celebrating at home. While we’re always here for you in an emergency, you can help us to help you by making sure you enjoy Bonfire Night safely. The digital firework display by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sounds like great fun and is the perfect way for families to safely enjoy the evening from the comfort of their own home.”
For more information, please contact Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Corporate Communications department on 01772 866944. Alternatively, email the on-duty media liaison officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.