Safety comes first on bonfire night

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AMBULANCE crews received just one fireworks related emergency call out in Dacorum on Bonfire Night.

The East of England Ambulance Service has praised the public for putting safety first during firework celebrations.

In total, the service attended just eight incidents across the region where injuries had been caused by fireworks on Saturday.

One of these was to help a man with facial injuries at Camborne Drive in Hemel Hempstead, at 7.16pm. He was taken to Watford General Hospital.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “Out of the eight calls we attended, only five needed transportation to hospital, and thankfully the injuries were not serious.

“This figure shows that the public are attending professional organised events in the towns or villages where they live.”

The fire service was called out to two incidents on the night – an unattended bonfire in a farmers field in Cherry Tree Lane, Hemel Hempstead, just before 6pm and a bin fire in Parklands, Hemel Hempstead just after 9pm.