Fire works are a big part of many Utah holidays and celebrations, but they can be very dangerous. Here are five things you need to know to keep your family safe.
Firework are Not Toys! Your Insurance May Not Cover You.
Follow local rules
Some Ares allow only certain types of fireworks. In Utah Valley the following fireworks are illegal: bottle rockets, sky rockets, cannon crackers, ground salutes, M-80s, cherry bombs and Roman Candles. Look up the local law or contact your local fire department officials if you have questions.
What time of year are fireworks legal?
Fireworks can be sold only certain time of the year, typically during the week or so leading up to one of the following holidays:
- 4th of July.
- 24th of July.
- New Years.
Be safe and Smart!
- Children should not use fireworks. Make sure there is always an adult watching.
- Remember that mixing Alcohol and fireworks are a bad idea.
- Follow the instructions on your fireworks.
- Avoid shooting fireworks near dry grass, bush, or materials that are flammable. Utah is very dry.
- Never aim fireworks where they could land on a house or person
- Have a garden hose, bucket of water or other water source ready in case of an emergency.
- Don’t travel out of state to purchase illegal fireworks. Period.