The Oakville Fire department recommends attending a public firework display rather than putting on your own. If you do choose to have your own display, consider the following safety tips:

  • An adult should be responsible for setting the fireworks off; never give fireworks or sparklers to children. They burn hot and can ignite clothing
  • Read and follow directions on label
  • Keep water close by for extinguishment
  • Set off fireworks in a clear, open area away from buildings, trees and dry grass
  • Light one firework at a time
  • Never light a firework in your hand
  • Never re-light a 'dud' firework
  • Dud fireworks should be left for 15-30 minutes and then soaked in water
  • Keep onlookers at a safe distance and upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
  • If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for 5-10 minutes and seek medical attention

The fireworks by-law regulates the sale and discharge of fireworks as well as the use of indoor pyrotechnics and special effects within the Town of Oakville. Some displays require special permission. Visit the By-law page and search Fireworks By-law 2009-056 for more information.

Send your completed application; along with the applicable fee found on the rates and fees page; to:

Fire Prevention Division
1144 South Service Road West
Oakville, ON L7L 5T7 .

Council has approved the town's rates and fees for various programs and services. Visit the 2017 Rates and Fees page for details.

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