In preparation for Halloween, Surrey RCMP has teamed up with Fraser Health and the City to bring public awareness around the use of fireworks.
Corporal Scotty Schumann says the RCMP saw a significant increase in calls in 2014 from 2013.
“Last year we experienced a 25 percent increase in our call volume verses the year before. Nearly one-third of the calls we received last year were to do with fireworks”.
Corporal Schumann says the RCMP and the city are also actively targeting the illegal sales of fireworks, stressing that you have to have a permit to use fireworks in the city of Surrey.