GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is urging people to go to an organised bonfire event rather than hold their own during a four-day firefighter strike which starts this weekend.
Firefighters across England are taking industrial action from 6pm on Friday, October 31, to 6pm on Tuesday, November 4.
The dispute is between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government.
Head of Prevention at GMFRS, Area Manager Wayne Shields, said: “We will have enough fire engines available to keep our communities safe during industrial action, but this is our busiest time of year.
“The strike falls over the weekend before Bonfire Night and we expect lots of people across Greater Manchester will be planning to celebrate at home.
“If you’re planning to have a bonfire or a fireworks display at home please think about either postponing it until Bonfire Night or better still go to an organised event.
“There is an interactive map showing where bonfires and firework displays will be...
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