Fire Department Urges Caution Against Use of Consumer Fireworks  

BRANTFORD, ON – Given the extremely dry conditions and lack of precipitation in our area, the Brantford Fire Department strongly cautions against the use of consumer fireworks this Canada Day long weekend.  “The risk of fire spread through dry vegetation is of real concern,” stated Brantford Fire Chief, Jeff McCormick.  “Please be responsible and use caution when considering the use of consumer fireworks.”  The Canada Day fireworks display scheduled for 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1st, at Steve Brown Sports Complex/Lions Park will continue as scheduled under the supervision of trained staff.  Event staff will apply additional safety precautions, including applying ground moisture within the fireworks shooting area.   “We strongly encourage those wishing to view fireworks this Canada Day to attend the show at Lions Park,” added Chief McCormick.

Please note that regardless of weather condition, the use of consumer fireworks is still subject to the limitations of the City’s noise bylaw.

A fire ban has not been issued for the City of Brantford as recreational fires are NOT permitted within City limits at any time.  Please visit brantfordfire.ca for full details regarding seasonal fire safety.

For more information, please contact

Dwayne S. Armstrong
Chief Fire Prevention Officer
Fire Prevention Division
Brantford Fire Department
519.752.0540