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Things You Need to Know to Celebrate Canada Day Safely: Fireworks Safety Tips


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Canada Day Celebration Fireworks Safety Tips

Unleash your True North Spirit!

As Canada Day is just around the corner, we are getting ready to paint the city red and white! It's the perfect occasion to commemorate the history, diverse culture, and adventurous spirit of Canada.

To celebrate this special day, there will be a lot of fireworks events around the city. Alternatively, people can join in their own fireworks, embracing the vibrant energy of the day.

When you plan to have your own fireworks, it's crucial to prioritize safety. Following all the safety guidelines is essential to prevent accidents and injuries. Here are important firework safety tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable celebration:

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  • Learn about the municipal guideline: In general, you don't need to gain a permit to light firecrackers on your property on Canada Day. However, there are some cities such as Calgary and Edmonton that may have specific regulations where permits are required. Therefore, it is highly recommended to verify with your local government first before you make a purchase. Engaging in fireworks activity without a proper permit may result in charges by law enforcement.


  • Purchase from reliable sources: Always buy fireworks only from licensed and reliable vendors. Check if the fireworks you are about to purchase are legal, fully tested, and approved for consumer use. Illegally made fireworks can bring dangerous, unpredictable accidents.


  • Keep a safe distance: Maintain a safe distance from fireworks both during the lighting process and after they have been ignited. Follow the recommended safety radius specified for each firework. Spectators, nearby structures, and any flammable materials must be kept well away from the firing area.


  • The space matters: Have the fireworks set up in a clear, open area. Light them individually from a bucket of sand. The area also needs to be flat. Ensure there are no overhanging structures or power lines that could pose a risk of entanglement or accidental contact.


  • Protect yourself: Wear protective eyewear and gloves at all times When lighting fireworks, extend your arm fully to maintain a safe distance, and then step back. Never hold a lit firework in your hand. Avoid leaning over fireworks during the lighting process or once they have been ignited. Keep your hair and clothing away from any potential fire sources. We recommend you wear clothing made from non-flammable materials and closed-toe shoes to enhance your level of protection.


  • Safe disposal of used and unused fireworks: With unused or leftover fireworks, do not discard them in the regular garbage or recycling bin. Also, avoid storing them near flammable substances such as gasoline or paint in the garage. You need to submerge the fireworks in water and let them soak overnight. Carefully wrap the soaked fireworks in a plastic bag to prevent them from drying out, and dispose of them in the garbage. Make sure to dispose of used or unused fireworks in small quantities (limiting it to a maximum of 10 at a time is highly recommended).


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