May 15, 2015
If you are planning to use fireworks on Victoria Day think safety first and take time to review the City’s fireworks By-law 0293-2001.
Did you know that fireworks can only be set off on two statutory holidays - Victoria Day and Canada Day or on a day for which a permit has been issued by the Fire Chief and only on the property listed within the permit.
• Fireworks cannot be set off on a public street or roadway.
• Fireworks can only be set off in a park if a permit is obtained from the Fire Chief.
• Fireworks should only be purchased from a licensed retailer permitted to sell fireworks to the general public within the City of Mississauga as per By-law 1-06 and By-law 340-01.
According to Jamie Zimmerman, Assistant Chief, Fire Prevention and Life Safety, residents should use extra caution when setting off fireworks and always have a bucket of sand, a supply of water and a working fire extinguisher nearby. Set up fireworks in an open space and check the surrounding area for fire hazards. Place each firework in a pail of sand before lighting and keep at a safe distance from the fireworks.
For more tips on firework safety, contact the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Prevention and Life Safety team at 905-896-5908 or visit MFES online.