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Fireworks

This page was last reviewed on September 22, 2016.

Cumberland’s Fireworks Regulation Bylaw regulates the sale, explosion and storage of fireworks.

Sale of Fireworks

The sale of fireworks is prohibited in the Village of Cumberland.

Family Fireworks (Low Hazard Class 7.2.1)

Low hazard fireworks are generally used for recreation and include fireworks showers, fountains, golden rain, lawn lights, pin wheels, Roman candles and volcanoes.

Private Displays

Please obtain family fireworks permit at no charge for displays on private property. You will need the written consent of the property owner for a permit. Applications may be made at the Village Office during regular office hours.

Public Displays

A person may possess and set off low hazard fireworks for public display on public property with the writtten permission of the Cumberland Council and the Fire Chief.

Saftey and Emergency Response

Safety and security of low hazard fireworks displays is the responsibility of the sponsoring organization or person conducting a public display. Any and all costs for emergency response for a public display shall be borne by the sponsoring organization or person conducting the display if found negligent.

Display/Commercial Fireworks (High Hazard Class 7.2.2)

High hazard fireworks may only be used for religious or ceremonial purposes by a person possessing a valid Fireworks Supervisor Card issued by the Explosives Branch of Energy, Mines and Resources Canada and with the written permission of Cumberland Council and the Fire Chief.

Please contact the Fire Chief at 250-336-2531 for more information.

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