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Celebrate the Long Weekend Safely: Fire Safety Reminders from City of Mississauga

Mississauga – As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches, residents across the Greater Toronto Area are gearing up to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Amidst the excitement of outdoor gatherings, fireworks displays, and cookouts, safety remains a top priority for municipalities like Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga has issued a series of reminders and guidelines to ensure that residents can enjoy the festivities responsibly. Whether planning a backyard fireworks display or firing up the grill for a cookout, adhering to fire safety measures is crucial.

According to the Fireworks By-law in Mississauga, fireworks are permitted on private property only on Monday, May 20, from dusk until 11 p.m. It’s important to note that fireworks are not allowed on Saturday, May 18, or Sunday, May 19. To conduct fireworks displays in public spaces, residents must obtain permits from the city or call the designated hotline.

Furthermore, the city emphasizes the importance of fire safety during outdoor cookouts. Tips include never leaving a barbecue unattended, maintaining a safe distance from flammable materials, and ensuring proper grill maintenance after each use.

For those looking to enjoy outdoor fires, such as fire pits or smokehouses, adherence to the City’s Open Air Burning by-law is essential. This includes maintaining a safe distance from buildings and structures, preventing smoke nuisances, and never leaving fires unattended until fully extinguished.

Residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the city’s fire prevention guidelines and report any concerns regarding illegal open-air fires or unauthorized fireworks displays. To report such incidents, residents can contact the City’s non-emergency dispatch center or submit complaints through the designated channels.

By prioritizing fire safety and following the guidelines set forth by the City of Mississauga, residents can ensure a safe and enjoyable long weekend for all. Let’s celebrate responsibly and make this Victoria Day weekend a memorable one for all the right reasons.

For more information on fire safety guidelines and how to report incidents, residents can visit the City of Mississauga’s official website or contact the appropriate city authorities.

Kelly

Kelly Deschamps is the dedicated City Hall Reporter, bringing forth the pulse of municipal affairs with precision and clarity. With an astute eye for detail and a passion for uncovering the stories that shape urban life, Deschamps delivers comprehensive coverage of local governance. For inquiries or feedback, contact Kelly at kelly.deschamps@gtaweekly.ca

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