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The St. Augustine Fire Chief Mike Arnold and Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal John Rayno urge everyone to keep July 4th safe and legal with a reminder of ordinances in force in the City of St. Augustine regarding personal fireworks.
The simple rule of thumb is if it leaves the ground or goes boom, it is illegal.
Not only is the use of such fireworks illegal, but so is possession. Anyone found to be in possession of such fireworks will be subject to citation or arrest and will have the prohibited fireworks confiscated. Violation of the ordinance is punishable by a fine up to $500, imprisonment up to 60 days or a combination of both.
Of course, July 4th is the most popular time for fireworks displays and according to the National Fire Prevention Association's Firework's Report in 2010 alone, an estimated 15,500 reported fires were started by fireworks and 8,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. Additionally, the report showed that there are more fires on a typical Fourth of July than any other day of the year with fireworks accounting for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause.
St. Augustine has become an increasingly popular place to celebrate Independence Day making the Fourth of July the city’s busiest holiday of the year. The city is committed to providing a fun and safe environment for families and friends to gather to celebrate Independence Day. For complete information on the city’s July 4th display, Fireworks Over the Matanzas, see www.fireworksoverthematanzas.com.
Simply put: Have a great Independence Day with friends and family, but keep it safe and legal!
Looking for good fireworks safety material. click on the links below for either the fact sheet or safety poster available from the The National Fire Prevention Association