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Longmont Fireworks Safety

Longmont Fire Department

 

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Fireworks, your family, and the 4th of July

For the best view of the fireworks, park at a nearby shopping center and either walk to the fenced area in front of the Jack Murphy arena or watch from anywhere within a one mile radius of the fairgrounds. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at the fairground’s Nelson Road (south side of facility) entrance. Handicapped parking permits will be required.

 

IF YOUR FIREWORKS GO UP, THE PRICE DOES TOO!

 

LEGAL "CONSUMER" FIREWORKS

Firework stands and stores in Longmont sell only legal fireworks.

Legal fireworks may be used with caution on private property, not on public property. ALL FIREWORKS, INCLUDING SPARKLERS ARE ILLEGAL ON CITY STREETS, PARKS, GOLF COURSES AND OTHER PUBLIC AREAS,

May emit a "shower of sparks" maximum height of 14', but not allowed to shoot "balls of flame."

May emit smoke, crackle or whistle, but not sound a report (explosive noise)

Are labeled or packaged as 1.4G (formerly Class C), UN 0336 and/or "Safe and Sane".

ILLEGAL "CONSUMER" FIREWORKS

Fireworks that explode or leave the ground ("shower of sparks" is not considered leaving the ground)

Are labeled or packaged as 1.3G (formerly Class B) and/or UN 0335

It is illegal to bring fireworks across the state line.

CITIZEN COMPLAINTS

9-1-1 is for real emergencies, non-emergency calls 303.651.8501.

The following is the call handling protocol that the police department uses for firework complaints:

Citizens may call the Longmont Emergency Communications Center at 303.651.8501 to report complaints about fireworks. The caller may choose to remain anonymous or be identified in the course of the complaint. Anonymous calls will be aired to police units in the field, and if a unit is available it will respond to the area of the complaint. If the caller can identify the responsible person(s) for illegal fireworks use and is willing to pursue enforcement action as a witness, then an officer will be assigned the call. When a police officer arrives on site and confirms the misuse of fireworks or use of illegal fireworks, the officer will take the appropriate enforcement action.

Penalties: Offenders can be fined up to $500 and/or punishment of up to 90 days in jail for illegal possession and use of fireworks.

TREAT FIREWORKS SERIOUSLY

While fireworks add to the Fourth of July festivities, they can be dangerous. A firecracker explosion lasts for a mere fraction of a second, but in that instant a person's whole life can change. The most common injuries are burns to the eyes, face and hands. One-half of the eye injuries result in permanent blindness.

If you have additional questions regarding the code for fireworks, please email or call (303)651-8833.

 

 

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