Addressing a meeting of the Mid and East Interim Policing and Community Safety Partnership on Wednesday night, Inspector Beverly Reid said it could include ice cream vans.
Inspector Reid also said that the license issued by the Justice Department must be obtained before the outdoor display and that fireworks should not be purchased anywhere except in a shop.
He pointed out that the police have the power to stop and search for anyone suspected of illegally transporting fireworks to a vehicle or anyone else.
The inspector warned that this would enhance Halloween’s vision.
He added that neighborhood policing teams are working with schools to remind students that their behavior could affect the community around them.
Addressing the meeting, Balemina District Station Commander Alan Barr, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, also reminded that misuse of fireworks can lead to eye damage such as “fatal, life-changing” injuries.
He reiterated the need to purchase fireworks from an “open retailer” with a “legitimate retailer” and CE safety mark.
He also noted that fireworks should not be sold to anyone under the age of 18.
He advised Halloween party planners to notify neighbors in advance and try to avoid “unnecessary” calls to the fire service on a traditionally busy night.
He also stressed that those in charge of fireworks should not take alcohol. They should be illuminated “length of arms” and away from children. He added that no one should set off fireworks that did not explode.
He also stressed the need for safety when using gloves, warning that they should not be given to very young children as they are at high risk of burns. A bucket of cold water should also be kept nearby for safe disposal of sparks.
The fire officer also highlighted the potential danger of fancy dress costumes, urging them not to expose them to naked flames.
He advised that any fire in the garden should not be near hedges, gutters or oil tanks.
Michelle Weir, Local Democracy Reporter.
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