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Monday, Nov 7, 2022

Halloween and Fireworks Safety Reminder

New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services wants to remind everyone of some rules and precautions that should be followed on Halloween.

Due to the anticipated rainfall for the end of October, at this time a fireworks ban has not been issued. Per Fire Protection Bylaw 6940, 2004, low hazard fireworks may be set off in New Westminster by those 18 years or older on private property (with the owner’s consent) between 4pm to midnight on Oct. 31. Roman candles are not permitted. Keep fireworks a minimum of three feet away from any fire risks, and do not aim them at anyone, animals, buildings, or vehicles. Review the full bylaw at

Children trick-or-treating should stay on the sidewalk or path when walking from house to house. Costumes should be flame retardant, light in colour or have reflective tape, and easy to walk in to avoid tripping. Children going out without a parent should go in a group and carry a flashlight. Parents should inspect all candy before children enjoy them.

Final reminder to everyone: Blow out candles when leaving them unattended, and drive slowly when going through residential neighbourhoods.