Fireworks allowed in Bakersfield between specific times on New Year's Eve

Ring in New Year legally when using fireworks

While there are no significant changes to the department's New Year's Eve plan, Scott said the department will deploy more resources on Sunday night.

-Do not point or throw fireworks at other people.

"Usually, we are so busy working that we don't realize it has turned over midnight but we enjoy spending our time together", Hale said.

A heavy security presence is seen at venues of various events to celebrate the New Year. There are also free, family-friendly activities happening from 6 p.m. until the fireworks at 9 p.m.

While iView will remain geoblocked during the broadcast, if you're overseas and hankering for some antipodean New Year's action, the ABC advises that its YouTube, Facebook and Periscope coverage will be available globally.

"We're here. We're loud".

Ring in New Year legally when using fireworks
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Officials also state that an individual must be at least 18 years of age or older to purchase or use fireworks.

Close to 10,000 people are expected downtown for the New Year's celebrations Sunday night, despite the bitter cold. They're planning parties, buying fireworks and preparing for a big weekend full of festivities.

-Have a fire extinguisher or a bucket of water on hand to extinguish any incipient fire.

According to Sydney New Year's Eve website, the celebration galore will kick-start at the stroke of midnight.

The fireworks are launched from locations across the Sacramento River in West Sacramento; so organizers say while they wish the boardwalk project was already complete, there are still lots of places to get a good view.

"If you see something that doesn't quite add up, if you're suspicious about a person's conduct speak to one of those hundreds of extra uniformed police that will be out and about", he said. Put them down, then ignite them and walk away.

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