New Year celebration injuries

Four people suffered injuries related to fireworks and Chinese lanterns used in New Year celebrations across Greater Manchester.

Fire authority chairman highlights celebration risks

While festivities might already be a distant memory for most, the people involved in these incidents will have stark and unpleasant reminders for some time to come.

Fireworks and Chinese lanterns can be extremely dangerous - as the injuries and fires GMFRS’ crews attended on New Year’s Day prove - and should be used very carefully.

Thankfully, our firefighters were there quickly to help these people and it seems that none of those involved was seriously injured.

– Councillor David Acton, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority

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