With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, it is important to know what types of fireworks are legal within the town of Queen Creek, when they can be used, how to safely use them and tips to be QC neighborly.
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 town limits.
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 that is required. With an increase in fires happening throughout the state, it is important to be extremely cautious.
“We continue to see overall dry conditions with destructive fires surrounding the Valley,” stated Queen Creek Fire Chief Vance Gray in a press release. “In addition to the safety precautions to protect people and animals, it is vital that fireworks are properly disposed of to prevent fires. By restricting your use to legal consumer fireworks and practicing the following safety tips, you reduce the risk to yourself, your loved ones and the community.”
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:
Please remember during your time of celebration that fireworks are dangerous and that it is important to be QC neighborly.
If you suspect illegal fireworks are being used in your neighborhood, please contact the MCSO District 6 – Queen Creek non-emergency number immediately at 602-876-1011.