The Arnsberg fire department explained in an official statement published by the local Neue Westfaelische daily newspaper that the directive was issued "to avoid reawakening memories in people who have fled war and conflict."
Arnsberg is not the only town in Germany that issued such recommendations in anticipation of the approaching holidays.
"Those coming from war zones associate the banging of fireworks more with shootings or bombs, which could have traumatic impacts," a North-Rhine Westphalia official told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
In some parts of Germany the issue has been dealt with in more unique ways. The city of Reichenberg prepared refugees for December 31 by organizing a well-publicized rehearsal fireworks show on Tuesday.
According to the European Pressphoto Agency, earlier this month protesters aimed fireworks at a bus that was transporting refugees to a hostel in the eastern German state of Saxony, and some of the refugees were so terrified that they had to be taken to alternative accommodations.