It was a busy 4th of July weekend with the Department responding to 25 calls. 10 of those calls were fireworks related, and 2 were building fires. Last year, during the same time period, we had one minor fire involving fireworks. The increase is staggering!
A word of caution on the use of Fireworks. Just because fireworks are available locally to purchase doesn’t mean they are legal to use! To be safe and follow the law you must do the following when using ANY fireworks:
- You MUST be at least 150 feet from any building.
- Fireworks CANNOT be used in any Municipal Park, playground or ball field.
- Fireworks CANNOT be used on someone else’s property without their written consent.