BRAMPTON, ON (October 21, 2021) – The City of Brampton reminds residents of the importance of being safe while using fireworks on Diwali on November 4. Many in the community also celebrate Bandi Chhor Diwas on this date.
If residents choose to gather outdoors with friends and family, they are asked to please keep health and safety at top of mind. Keep loved ones and the community safe. Practise good hygiene, physically distance and stay home if you are unwell.
Diwali is one of four days a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property in Brampton without the need for a permit. Under the by-law, fireworks are also permitted on Victoria Day, Canada Day and New Year’s Eve.
Short-range fireworks are those that tend to travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). That’s roughly the height of a Brampton Transit bus or a basketball hoop.
All other rocket-type fireworks are banned in Brampton. The City reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted on the street, sidewalks, within City parks or on 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.
A list of registered fireworks retailers in Brampton will be available on the City website. We recommend you purchase fireworks from licensed retailers.
For more information on firework safety and bylaws, visit www.brampton.ca/fireworks.
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
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