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Posted on: August 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

Please be safe when discharging Fireworks!

Did You Know?

  • More than 19,500 reported fires are started by fireworks annually;
  • Burns account for 44% of the 9,100 injuries treated in emergency rooms seen in the month around July long weekend;
  • Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms were extremities: hand, finger, or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head;
  • Children ages 10–14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36%) of the victims of fireworks injuries under age 15;
  • Sparklers account for roughly one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.


Fireworks Permits can be obtained from authorized fireworks retailers throughout the County of Wetaskiwin listed here.

A Low Level Fireworks Permit shall be issued by a retail location to a purchaser for the purchase/storage/discharge, for a fee as outlined in the Fees and Charges Bylaw ($10.00/permit).

It is the responsibility of the Fireworks Permit holder to know the rules and regulations of the municipality in which they will be discharging the fireworks (i.e.: if they need a permit, is there a Fire Ban or Fire Restriction?).

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