The St. John’s Regional Fire Department is reminding the public to be safe and cautious while handling fireworks this holiday season. The Consumer Fireworks Program now requires all retailers of fireworks to have staff who are certified to sell them. Retailers must also verify that they have instructed the buyer to read all instructions on the fireworks, check wind speed and direction before use and have buckets of water nearby.

Purchasers must also compete a consumer fireworks form which will include name, address, and address of where the fireworks are going to be fired.