NO FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED DURING A FIRE BAN.
Residents no longer have to notify Orillia Dispatch when lighting fireworks.
Fireworks Safety Tips From the Office of the Fire Marshall
To minimize the risk of
fire and burn injury, the fire service does not recommend family
fireworks or informal neighbourhood displays.
The fire service recommends attending public fireworks displays hosted by your municipality or other responsible organization.
If you still choose to
have a family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, check with
your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks. Here
are some important safety tips to be followed:
Appoint a responsible
person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and
essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
Light only one firework at
a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a
firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it
is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose
of them in a metal container.
Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard.
Keep sparklers away from
children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause
blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot
for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water
to avoid injury.
If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.
Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal Copyright 2007