City wants Brampton residents to be safe this long weekend

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Published May 20, 2021 at 6:16 pm

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Victoria Day, more commonly known as May 2-4, is one of four holidays a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property, without the need for a permit, in Brampton.

Short-range fireworks are those that travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-style fireworks are banned in Brampton. The city reminds residents fireworks are not permitted on the street, sidewalks, within city parks, or on other municipal or school properties.

When using short-range fireworks on private property, residents must follow these safety precautions:

  • Have a container of water or a hose line filled with water available to extinguish fireworks.
  • Never light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand, other than a sparkler.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • After using sparklers, place them in a container of water to fully cool before disposal.
  • Allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal.

Every year, fireworks vendors are required to undergo training before they are licensed to sell fireworks. The city offered online training to vendors. No fireworks licenses have been issued for Victoria Day. If residents see fireworks being sold in stores or elsewhere in Brampton, they are asked to report them to Service Brampton through the Brampton 311 mobile app, online, or by calling 311.

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