Fireworks Ban Reminder

in Safety

PUBLIC NOTICE

FIREWORKS BAN – STAY SAFE AND BE AWARE!

With Halloween only two weeks away, Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue would like to remind all residents that the sale, possession and use of fireworks is NOT permitted in the City of Pitt Meadows. Furthermore, firecrackers of all types are illegal in Canada.  Possession at any time is an offense.

Fireworks and firecrackers will be confiscated and offenders, including minors will face fines.

All public fireworks displays must be performed under permit issued by Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service, with a least one operator possessing a valid Fireworks Supervisor’s Certificate issued by Natural Resources Canada, Explosives Regulatory Division.  A valid General Comprehensive Liability Insurance policy is required in the amount of not less than Five Million ($5,000,000) Dollars.  A site plan showing 60m of clearance from the nearest permanent building, public highway or railway or other means of travel and 15m from nearest above ground telephone line, tree or obstruction; along with a list of safety measures in place for the event, are also required by the Fire Department.  For a complete copy of Bylaw No. 2246, click HERE.

 For further information, please contact Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service at (604) 465-2401 or the Pitt Meadows Bylaws and Licensing Department at (604) 465-2445.