With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, it is important to know what types of fireworks are legal within Queen Creek, when they can be used, how to safely use them and tips to be neighborly.
According to a press release from the town, legal consumer fireworks include ground displays and sparkling devices. Any devices that rise into the air and explode/detonate or fly above the ground are illegal (i.e. skyrockets/bottle rockets, reloadable shell devices, aerials, and single-tube devices that are shot up into the air).
State statute determines when legal consumer fireworks can be sold and used. The use of legal consumer fireworks is restricted to June 24 through July 6. Illegal fireworks are never permitted within the town limits. Queen Creek Police state that they will be enforcing fireworks laws in the town, the release added.
Legal consumer fireworks are only allowed on private property, and individuals who use, discharge or ignite permissible consumer fireworks are responsible and liable for expenses as a result of any emergency response. With an increase in fires happening throughout the state, it is important to be extremely cautious.
To reduce risks associated with fireworks, Queen Creek Fire and Medical recommends the following safety tips:
Fireworks can also pose a risk to pets and livestock. The following safety tips are recommended:
If a resident suspects illegal fireworks are being used, they can contact QCPD’s non-emergency number at 480-358-3500.
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