Fire brigade bosses have identified “hotspots” across the city that they believe will become flashpoints on Bonfire Night.

And now the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has launched an prevention protocol in order to try to “break the cycle” of trouble on November 5.

Traditionally the city’s fire crews are at their most stretched on November 5 dealing with a spike of illegal bonfires.

This year SFRS is working with Glasgow City Council, Police Scotland, the NHS, and Wheatley Group and other housing associations to have a coordinated response to Bonfire Night trouble.

Roddie Keith, of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Bonfire Night is always our busiest night of the year.

“Our crews are normally dealing with unsafe bonfires that have been set up around the city.

“It takes up a large amount of our time and our resources to do that.

“We also have to provide a robust emergency response to the city of Glasgow for all emergency call outs but on top of our business as usual we have a very, very large number of calls, largely to unsafe or unattended bonfires.

“Unfortunately that is often associated with a level of aggression, often from young people, towards our fire crews who are only ever trying to keep the people of Glasgow safe.

“It’s behaviour we don’t see at other times of the year.

“We ask people to please, please allow us to go about our business safely.”

Ahead of Bonfire Night, fire fighters have visited every secondary school in Glasgow to highlight the risks associated with bonfires and fireworks.

Agencies involved in the joint protocol are also urging residents to attend organised fireworks displays.

And they are encouraging anyone who sees bonfire material left in an unsafe location to report it to the council for uplift.

The number of bonfire call outs has remained static for several years but the fire service is hoping prevention work will help cut that number.

Streets across the city have also been identified as problem areas where the risk of an outbreak of fire is considered to be ‘significant’ based on incident history.

There are 23 in the North West of the city, 26 in Glasgow South and 11 in Glasgow North East.

Mr Keith added: “We do have a new Bonfire and Fireworks Protocol launched this year because of the recurring issues in the city.

“I know that [our safety] message does get through to a core group of people but we’re stepping up our arrangements this year to try to break that cycle and see a downward trend over the next few years.”

The Scottish Burned Children’s Club is also backing the Bonfire Night safety message this year.

Amy McCabe, of the charity joined the launch of the joint protocol to share the story of her son Ben, now 12, who was badly burned in a firework accident eight years ago.

Ben, his brother and their dad were at a fireworks display in their street when a faulty firework shot up the then-four-year-old’s jacket, setting his clothing on fire.

Amy still vividly remembers the trauma of the night were she was working in Yorkhill Hospital and her son was brought in with horrific injuries.

She said: “All the kids who were there were screaming with delight because of all the colours in the sky and Ben was screaming as well at one point.

“But no-one realised until they turned round, because his screams kept going on, and nobody really knew he was injured until my husband unzipped his jacket and his clothes were on fire underneath.

“It was very traumatic for everybody there.”

Ben was given skin grafts from his leg as the burns to his chest were full thickness. He will need further surgeries until he is 21.

For the past six years the family has been campaigning to raise awareness of the dangers of fireworks.

Amy added: “Personally I want a fireworks ban. I don’t understand how these fireworks, which are more and more powerful, are still allowed.”

Over the past five years in Scotland, more than 350 pre-school children, some as young as one year old, have been treated in hospital for firework injuries.

Councillor Elaine McSporran, the council’s Fireworks Safety Champion, said: “We are working very hard with our partners at the fire service and police to keep people safe during fireworks season.”