FIREFIGHTERS are getting ready for their busiest night of the year tomorrow, Bonfire Night.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) are encouraging people to attend organised displays tonight and tomorrow with concerns over firework safety in mind.

The number of firework-related incidents on Bonfire Night increased by 35 percent from 2014 to 2016.

There were 66 incidents reported last year.

GMFRS’ Director of Prevention and Protection, Assistant County Fire Officer Geoff Harris said: “Our main aim over the Bonfire weekend is for everybody to have a great time but to stay safe whilst doing so.

“Some fireworks can be extremely dangerous - be it how they are stored or how they are made."

The service is hoping the landmark day will follow a positive trend in the number of call-outs they have attended in recent years.

In 2014, they attended 344 with that number falling by 31 per cent to 237 in 2016.

This drop has been credited to GMFRS educating people about bonfire and firework safety.

Firefighters will also have 360-degree CCTV cameras fitted after a spate of attacks in which objects have been thrown at them in Greater Manchester including Leigh in recent weeks with footage handed over to police if necessary.

Last year, firefighters were called to an incident in which a car had been pushed into a bonfire.

When they had the fire under control a group of youths approached them before throwing and letting fireworks off at the crew members.

Police were called to the scene to disperse the youths and allow the firefighters to put the fire out.

GMFRS are also advising people who are organising their own display to visit with safety instructions.

If you have any potentially dangerous fireworks, or know people who own them, contact Firework Amnesty on 0800 555 815 who will dispose of them safely with no questions asked.

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