Minimum fire fighting equipment required for a fireworks display

Important note: Minimum fire fighting requirements should match the fire-risk.

Type 2 - Fireworks Displays: ‘Shop-goods’ fireworks

  • A shovel and/or rake; plus
  • A water supply; or a minimum of 2 x 8 litre buckets of water

Type 3 – Fireworks Displays: ‘Professional/large event’ fireworks

  • At least 1 x 9 litre ‘air water’ fire-extinguisher; plus
  • A water supply; or a minimum of 1 x 20 litre container of water at each firing point

Theatrical Displays: Fireworks designed for ‘close proximity’ and indoor use

  • At least 1 x 9 litre ‘air water’ fire-extinguisher or 1 x 4.5kg ‘Dry Chemical Powder’ fire-extinguisher