Entertainment and activities | June 25, 2015
If you are planning to use fireworks on Canada 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. A permit is required to set off fireworks on any other day. Permits are issued by the Fire Chief and only on the property listed on the permit.
If you have concerns about fireworks that don’t comply with City’s Fireworks By-law 0293-2001 and want to know where to report it. Here’s how:
“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,” says Jamie Zimmerman, assistant chief, Fire Prevention and Life Safety. “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.”
Zimmerman adds residents are encouraged to choose the safer option by attending the fireworks display at Mississauga Celebration Square on July 1 at dusk.
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.
For fireworks related complaints that involve serious risk to personal property or private property please contact Peel Regional Police 905-453-3311.
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