WITH just three weeks left until Bonfire Night, Firefighters are asking people to opt for organised fireworks displays.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service launched the 2018 Treacle campaign to keep people safe from fires and injuries.

Paul Etches, Fire Service head of prevention and protection, said: “We want everyone to stay safe and have a fun Guy Fawkes Night.

“However, it’s also around during the autumn months that we typically see an increase in deliberate fires, firework injuries and anti-social behaviour.

“I would urge everyone to go to our safe4autumn website and read our advice on how to stay safe and share this information with your children.”

Inspector Natasha Evans added: “If behaviour gets out of hand and causes distress to anyone then we will take firm action. We treat all incidents seriously and I would remind people to report any anti-social behaviour during this period via our LiveChat facility on the GMP website.”

The Treacle Campaign launched today as fireworks legally went on sale in the UK. The Treacle period is the busiest time of the year for GMFRS who responded to over 2,323 incidents in the three-week period last year.

A fireworks amnesty allows anyone to safely give up or report a firework which could be dangerous. Call the firework amnesty on 0800 555 815.

For more information about the Treacle Campaign and to find your local organised fireworks display visit the Safe4Autumn website - http://www.safe4autumn.com