State Fire Marshal Provides Important Safety Tips to Prevent Injury & Fire
As the New Year approaches, the State Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind everyone that even though certain types of consumer fireworks are legally sold in Arizona, you may not be able to legally set them off in your City/Town/County, and should always be handled with care and caution.
While fireworks are allowed to be sold statewide, HB2246 passed in 2010, allowed room for restriction. For example, cities and towns have authority to limit the use of approved consumer fireworks within their incorporated boundaries. Additionally during times of high fire danger, Counties have control of the use of approved consumer fireworks on unincorporated areas within their boundaries.
So, what does that mean to you? First you need to check with your local fire department and find out if you are allowed to use approved consumer fireworks in your area. Also, note that the list below shows examples of approved and unapproved fireworks that can be sold in Arizona. However, please remember that this does not necessarily mean you are not restricted by the laws of your City/Town/County from using approved consumer fireworks. So again, please make sure you check.
Examples of Approved Consumer Fireworks Ground and Handheld Sparkling Devices like:
Toy Smoke Device
Wire Sparkler/Dipped Stick Sparkler
Examples of Unapproved Consumer Fireworks:
The Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety encourages Arizonan’s to take these necessary precautions so everyone may enjoy a safe and happy New Year celebration. Visit www.dfbls.az.gov for more information.