Fireworks Display Advice - Lillooet Fire Dept

October 27, 2022

Halloween Firework Display Advice from the Lillooet Fire Department

Fireworks provide great entertainment as long as everyone follows the right safety procedures and remembers that fireworks can be dangerous if misused.

It is a requirement within the District of Lillooet to obtain a Fireworks Permit prior to purchasing and discharging fireworks. A permit can be obtained at the front desk at the District of Lillooet municipal hall.

Discharging of fireworks on public land is an offence, and the discharging of fireworks can only happen on October 31st or if you have a special event permit issued by the Fire Department.

If you are planning your own celebration, use common sense and follow some simple safety tips to help you and your loved ones avoid injuries or damage to your property.

Safety Tips
  • Respect your neighbors – don't let off fireworks late at night and let them know you will be having a display. They may need to keep pets or livestock indoors
  • Only buy fireworks with a CE mark, and ensure you purchase them from a reputable supplier.
  • Don't drink alcohol if you're setting off fireworks.
  • Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them.
  • Read the instructions in daylight or by torchlight, never by a naked flame.
  • Be aware of wind direction and ensure you have sufficient space.
  • Light fireworks at arm's length using a taper and stand well back.
  • Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if a firework hasn't gone off, it could still explode.
  • Never throw fireworks, and never put them in your pocket.
  • Take care with sparklers. They burn at 2000 degrees centigrade. Never give them to children under five. Even when they've gone out, they're still hot, so put sparklers in a bucket of water after use.
  • Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening.
The Explosive Industry Group has produced a guide for non-professional firework displays (those without specialist knowledge or training). You should refer to these guides well before you plan to carry out your display. Here is the link

The Lillooet Fire Department wishes everyone a safe, fun and Happy Halloween!

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