It's important to practise fire safety year-round. Throughout the seasons, there are particular events and activities that spark reminders for safety tips and best practices. Barbecue & Propane Safety Take advantage of our barbecue safety tips and ensure you and your family practice safe barbequing. Fireworks Safety Without a fireworks permit, fireworks are only permitted until 11pm on Victoria Day, Canada Day, New Year’s Day, and during Lunar New Year and Diwali. Holiday Safety Hydrants In an emergency, every second matters. Blocked, concealed, or difficult-to-access fire hydrants can impede emergency fire response. Snow & Ice Safety Always exercise caution when enjoying Barrie's frozen lakes. Be cautious around snow forts and in areas where snow removal is taking place. Opening the Cottage It’s important to think about fire safety & prevention when opening your cottage for the season. Outdoor Burning Outdoor burning requires a permit, whether it be a seasonal ire permit or an open air burning permit. Summer Heat Safety The BFES Communications Branch processes calls about heat-related conditions each summer. Help yourself and your pets stay safe in the heat.