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Saskatoon fire: Be safe, enjoy fireworks on Canada Day

The Saskatoon Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Canada Day.
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Fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday in the Nutrien Fireworks Festival at River Landing.

SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Fire Department has issued a reminder to residents and visitors of safe practices for purchasing, enjoying and disposing of fireworks during Canada Day.

Low-hazard fireworks can be discharged on private property only between the hours of dusk and 11 p.m. on Friday, July 1.

Low-hazard fireworks are designed for public recreational use and they travel less than 50 metres high.

Items such as roman candles, sparklers, fountains, wheels, volcanoes, mines and snakes are considered low-hazard fireworks.

Residents and spectators are reminded of the risks and obligations associated with fireworks:

  • Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Exercise increased caution when handling and discharging any type of firework.
  • Choose your location wisely. Fireworks can only be discharged on private property.
  • Familiarize yourself with the space requirements for the type of firework being discharged. Requirements vary depending on the firework type.
  • Ensure your location is free of overhead obstructions, is clear side-to-side and is a safe distance from combustible materials.
  • Ensure that it is not windy and that all spectators are safely located to observe the display.
  • Be sure to properly stabilize the firework according to the manufacturer’s direction.
  • Other than sparklers, never light or hold a lit firework in your hand.
  • Always light the fuse at its tip.
  • Never try to relight or fix the fuse on fireworks that did not go off.
  • Have a supply of water available and use it to extinguish debris or smouldering embers before they cause injuries, property damage and/or fires.
  • Keep in mind that you are solely responsible for any debris that may land on spectators or another’s property.

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