IOMFRS reaffirm sky lantern warning ahead of NYE celebrations – Energy FM

Tue, 31 Dec 2019

Credit: Countryside Online
Credit: Countryside Online

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service are reaffirming residents not to use sky lanterns during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Last month IOMFRS and the Office of Fair Trading warned people of the dangers the lanterns bring to wildlife and the environment.

They are usually made of paper supported by a wire frame, carried into the sky by heat from a flame and can travel huge distances. 

IOMFRS Chief Fire Officer Kevin Groom spoke to Energy FM about some of the risks:




Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *