Everything You Need To Know About Using Fireworks At Home

 

Since Canada Day is coming up soon, many people may be wondering about the rules and regulations of setting off fireworks at your own home.

The city will be hosting its annual Canada Day fireworks display at Chinguacousy Park on July 1 at 10 pm. However, residents can still use short-range fireworks on their property.

For those of you who do not know, short-range fireworks tend to travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-type fireworks are banned in Brampton. Residents are not allowed to use fireworks on the street, on sidewalks, within city parks or on municipal or school properties.

The city also advises residents to follow these safety precautions:

  • You must have a container of water or a hose line that’s filled with water available to extinguish fireworks
  • You must never light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand, other than a sparkler
  • After using sparklers, place them in a container of water to fully cool before disposal
  • Allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal

The Fireworks By-law requires that fireworks are used and sold to individuals 18 years or older. Children should be kept away from the area where the fireworks are set off.

According to the city, it is mandatory for fireworks vendors to complete an annual course in order to be licensed to sell consumer fireworks. No vendors attended the fireworks course this year. Therefore, no vendor is licensed to sell fireworks in Brampton for Canada Day.

Canada Day is one of the four holidays that allow residents to use fireworks on private properties without a permit. The other holidays include Victoria Day, Diwali and New Year's Eve.

Will you be celebrating Canada Day at Chinguacousy Park or at your home? 

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