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Mbemba, Mbemba The Fifth Of November!

Written by Newcastle Utd

Newcastle United and its players are backing Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service's bonfire safety campaign, 'Scarred for Life', which is encouraging everyone to stay safe and enjoy bonfires and fireworks responsibly.

Graham Smith, Group Manager for Prevention and Education for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, visited the Magpies' training ground this week as players including Chancel Mbemba added their support.

'Scarred for Life' provides safety advice and information in a wide range of formats, helping local people to remain safe.

Chris Lowther, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Bonfires and fireworks can be fun and exciting. But they can also cause devastating injuries. To make sure your bonfire experience is filled with fun, rather than fraught with danger, our advice is to attend an organised display.

"At this time of year we also see an increase in opportunist fires, which risks the lives of local people and our firefighters.

"You can try to avoid the risks bringing in your wheelie bin as soon as it has been emptied and ensuring waste is stored securely before being disposed of. It's also hugely helpful to contact your local council if you notice any discarded items which could be set on fire or an illegal bonfire being built."

To make sure your bonfire experience is filled with fun, rather than fraught with danger, our advice is to attend an organised display.

Chris Lowther

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