A PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED IF fireworks are used by someone over the age of 18, and on the following days July 1 (Canada Day), and December 31 (New Year’s Eve) (No later than 1:00AM January 1), At all other times, a permit for the use of fireworks is required to be issued by the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in accordance with the Noise Regulations, 2014 of the Town. THIS IS NOT A PERMIT UNLESS SIGNED BY A DELEGATED EMPLOYEE OF THE TOWN OF HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY WITH THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE THIS PERMIT.
COMPLETED FORMS must be dropped off to the Town Hall (Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM) at Address at top of the page. For more information contact the Town Hall at 896-3321. Completed applications must be submitted at a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the intended day of the fireworks event.
Fireworks Safety Tips:
- Always read and follow label directions
- Only use outdoors on a flat and level surface
- Use fireworks in a clear, open area with spectators at least 75 feet back from the launch area
- Always have water supplies handy (hose or bucket)
- Light only one firework at a time and never re-light a “dud” firework (wait 15-20 minutes and then soak it in water)
- NEVER light a firework in your hand or near your face and always wear protective eyewear
- NEVER launch fireworks from a metal or glass container
- NEVER modify or use homemade fireworks
- Have a designated shooter (REMEMBER, ALCOHOL AND FIREWORKS DO NOT MIX)
- Children should never handle, play with or light fireworks and safe alternatives such as glow sticks, noisemakers or fireless fireworks should be offered
- Teach children the importance of firework safety and set a good example for them
- Extinguish used sparklers in water
- If necessary, store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from direct heat, flame or containers
- Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water and then discarding them in your trashcan.
- In Case of an Accident Call 896-2222
- If clothing catches on fire, stop, drop and roll until it is out.
- Remove clothing, shoes, diapers, and jewelry. These may hide burns and retain heat, increasing skin damage.
- Cover burn with clean, dry cloth or sheet
- Many fireworks contain chemicals that can cause burns and all chemical burns should be seen by a physician because damage may not be obvious