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Fire Service bonfire extravaganza returns for 2019!

On Saturday 2nd November 2019, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) is bringing back the annual charity bonfire and fireworks extravaganza! The event will be held at Fire Service Headquarters in Birkenshaw from 5pm to 9.30pm.

From 7pm the bonfire will be lit and there will be a sensory friendly session where noise and music will be minimal. This will end with a low noise bright light firework display at 7.30pm so all our visitors can enjoy a safe and happy bonfire event!

Following that, the large main firework display will be at 8.15pm.

There will also be fun rides for children and adults, along with all the usual bonfire food and drink of the season.

This year all proceeds raised will go once again to The Fire Fighters Charity.

Control Room Crew Manager Sarah Goodall, from the organising committee, said: “Every year the event is growing with more families coming along to join us for a safe and enjoyable celebration. With the introduction of the sensory friendly half hour this year we hope that those people within our community who usually find bonfires too overwhelming can also come along and have a fantastic time!

“Our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure everyone in our community is welcomed and hope they enjoy a safe and happy bonfire celebration.”

Chief Fire Officer John Roberts said: “This is one of the highlights of our calendar, and we love seeing the community come together to enjoy this special event. It wouldn’t be possible without all the hard work of our committee so I’d like to take the opportunity to thank them for organising what promises to be a fantastic evening.

“The Fire Fighters Charity is a brilliant cause, which offers support to injured firefighters and their families, so the proceeds of this event will go towards supporting the fantastic work they do.”

Tickets are: Adults £8, Children (16yrs and under) £5 and under 5’s free.