Safety Tips During The Victoria Day Long Weekend In Brant County

Some of the tips include to use the fireworks in appropriate weather and not during windy conditions and also understand the manufacturer's safety instructions for each firework before setting them off.

BRANT COUNTY - With fireworks being allowed in Brant County, people are being reminded of some rules, as per the bylaw, to ensure their holiday weekend is safe and fun.

They say you must be at least 18 years old to buy or discharge fireworks. Also, fireworks can be only discharged on Victoria Day Canada Day and six calendar days before these holidays.

They say to use the fireworks in appropriate weather and not during windy conditions, choosing a wide, clear site that's away from any obstacles.

The County says to have a fire extinguisher on hand or a bucket of water and make sure the fireworks or casings or other debris are extinguished in order to not create a fire hazard after discharging them.

Other safety tips include:

- The fallout or debris from the fireworks lands your own property and if you are not the owner, you must have written permission from the property owner to do so.

- You understand the manufacturer’s safety instructions for each firework before setting them off.

- Wait at least 30 minutes before approaching a firework that did not go off. Never try to relight a firework that did not go off. Never try to fix a firework that is defective.

The County adds the Province has directed you cannot have gatherings of more than five people and if you must go out, to practice physical distancing.

To learn more information on fireworks, you can visit here. Or you can read more information on the County's fireworks bylaw.

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