Avondale Fire & Medical extends a reminder to residents and businesses regarding the rules and regulations for the sale and use of consumer fireworks. The sale of consumer fireworks is permitted in Avondale only during the periods of May 20 – July 6 and December 10 – January 3 of each year. The discharge of consumer fireworks within City limits is permitted during the periods of June 24-July 6 and December 24-January 3 each year.
Avondale’s ordinance further prohibits the sale of fireworks to children under the age of 16. The sale or use of any illegal fireworks in the city is subject to a fine of $1000 for each violation.
Local public safety officials suggest leaving the fireworks to the professionals. According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks have been one of the leading causes of injuries serious enough to require hospital emergency room treatment. Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures, or scars or even death or disfigurement that can last a lifetime. The thousands of serious injuries each year typically harm the eyes, head, or hands, and are mostly reported in states where fireworks are legal. Even sparklers, which are considered by many to be harmless, reach temperatures of more than 1,000° F.
A complete list of authorized items can be found on the next page, courtesy of The Arizona Fireworks Newswire.
For more information please contact the Arizona State Fire Marshal's Office at (602) 364-1003
For specific information in regards to fireworks in Avondale, contact the Avondale Fire Marshal, Jason Napier at 623.333.6140, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about fireworks safety can be found at the National Fire Protection website, http://www.nfpa.org .
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