4th of July Safety Tips

FIREWORKS are often used to mark special events and holidays. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show. It is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.

  1. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  2. Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  3. Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  4. Never use fireworks while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Firework Regulations From West Norriton Township.

Prohibitions. A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge:

A. Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner.

B. Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building.

C. Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or building or at another person.

D. Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance or another drug.

E. Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of any occupied structure.

F. Consumer fireworks within 100 feet of any combustible materials.

G. Consumer fireworks such that the sparks or any portion of the fireworks will land upon the property of another without the owner’s express permission.

H. Consumer fireworks two hours after dusk on the date the person intends to ignite the consumer fireworks, dusk being defined as the time reported for West Norriton Township by the National Weather Service.