Fireworks permits are required in the Town of Conception Bay South for all fireworks displays. The only exceptions to this is are Canada Day and New Year’s Eve. Should your fireworks event planned for one of the exempt dates become postponed, then a permit will be required for the new date.
Permits can take up to five days for approval, as a site visit will be required. Residents who do not have computer access can obtain a permit by calling Fire Station 1 at 834-6540; otherwise, please apply for a permit online. Permits are free of charge.
Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but for some residents, it can cause great stress and concern, especially for those with sensory issues or family pets. Please keep your neighbors in mind when planning an event with fireworks. Let immediate neighbours know your plans so they can prepare accordingly.
Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Ensure proper safety measures are in place and follow these guidelines:
- Bury fireworks that do not have a base halfway in a container of earth or sand (such as a pail, box or wheelbarrow) unless the label on the firework indicates otherwise. Set them at a 10-degree angle, pointing away from people.
- Choose a wide, clear site away from all obstacles. Refer to the safety instructions on the fireworks label for minimum distances from spectators.
- Keep fireworks in a cool, dry, ventilated place, out of the reach of children.
- Keep water nearby: Dispose of used fireworks (including debris) in a pail of water.
- Use a good firing base such as a pail filled with earth or sand.
- Light carefully; always light the fuse at its tip.
- Never try to light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand unless the manufacturer’s instructions indicate that they are designed to be handheld.
- Read all instruction on the fireworks. Plan the order of firing before you begin.
- It is recommended that safety glasses be worn.
- Do not fire in windy conditions.