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Fireworks Safety Information
The public was unable to use fireworks on Independence Day due to the necessary Burn Ban because of the extreme dry conditions in Fayetteville; however, the Fayetteville City Council approved fireworks use on Labor Day (September 3, 2012) with certain restrictions if weather conditions lifted the Burn Ban. The Burn Ban has been lifted; therefore, the public may lawfully use consumer fireworks within Fayetteville on Monday, September 3rd, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., with some exceptions.
Fireworks may only be discharged upon private property with the consent of the property owner and between the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Labor Day, September 3. If any person less than the age of 16 years is present, an adult (at least 21 years of age) must supervise the discharge of all fireworks. Skyrockets or aerial fireworks attached to a stick (bottle rockets) may not be discharged within the city limits of Fayetteville.
Please be advised that the use of fireworks comes with the need for safety precautions. Safety depends on using them legally and responsibility. Therefore, taking extra precautions can avoid injury and property damage by consumer fireworks. The Fayetteville Fire Marshal’s Office wants you to have a safe holiday; therefore, we ask that you please consider the following recommendations:
* Proceed with caution!! Also, if the fuse fails��leave it alone��allow time before approaching
* Provide an open area;
-no over-hang of foliage and clear all dry brush and leaves from shooting area
-minimum of 75’ clearance from building/spectators/vehicles/trees
-flat/level surface to set fireworks on (fireworks should stand without falling over)
* Have ready a working fire extinguisher, bucket, and water hose
* Read label and instructions of each fireworks product
* Don’t use if the item has been damaged or has been wet
* If any person under 16 years of age is present while fireworks are discharged, an adult at least 21 years of age must supervise
* Do not wear loose clothing or open-toe shoes (wear goggles and covered-toe shoes)
* Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them
* Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Just like having a designated driver, have a designated igniter.
Celebrations can become tragic when someone is injured by consumer fireworks. We want you to have a safe holiday, so please take the time to provide a safe environment. Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day!