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Celebrate Safe when using Fireworks in Avondale

Post Date:06/18/2020

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Celebrate Safe when using Fireworks in Avondale

When it comes to celebrating July 4 or any holiday with consumer fireworks, the city of Avondale reminds residents and businesses to remember the Four B’s to Celebrate Safe.  

  • Be Responsible – use only legal fireworks, clean up fireworks debris
  • Be Neighborly– be courteous, follow ordinances --  not all people (or pets) are fans of fireworks
  • Be Prepared – Have water nearby and put pets indoors
  • Be Safe – only adults should light fireworks

According to Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-1606, consumer fireworks are permissible for use during the following dates: Between May 4 - May 6, June 24 -July 6 and Dec. 24- Jan. 3 of each year and the second and third days of Diwali of each year. The sale of fireworks is permissible between April 25 - May 6, May 20 - July 6 and Dec. 10 – Jan. 3 of each year and five days before the first day of Diwali through the third day of Diwali of each year.

Other important information to know is that consumer fireworks may not be sold to persons under 16 years of age. Consumer fireworks use is prohibited on public property, including streets, city parks/open spaces. Consumer fireworks use is allowed on private property within city limits, with the owner’s consent.

For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable consumer fireworks to use or for purchase in Arizona view the complete list of authorized items , courtesy of The Arizona Fireworks Newswire.

The Avondale Police Department states that persons found in violation of the permissible consumer firework restrictions or of setting off any products other than the permissible consumer fireworks will be subject to a criminal citation or complaint. The sale or use of any illegal fireworks in the city is subject to a fine of $1000 for each violation.  A person may be legally and financially liable for injuries caused by using any fireworks. 

According to Fire-Medical Department professionals, they have seen many injuries serious enough to require hospital treatment. Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures, or scars, disfigurement  or even death. Serious injuries each year typical from fireworks are harm to the eyes, head, or hands.  Even sparklers, which are considered by many to be harmless, can reach temperatures of more than 1,000° F.  

For specific information regarding approved use and sale of fireworks in Avondale, contact the Avondale Fire Marshal, at 623-333-6140, email fireprevention@avondaleaz.gov ; http://www.avondaleaz.gov/fireworks. More educational information about fireworks safety can be found at the National Fire Protection website, http://www.nfpa.org . 

To report a violation please call 623-333-7001.  Call 9-1-1 in instances when the activity is in process and poses a threat or danger to others or yourself.

#AvondaleCelebrateSafe


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Avondale, Arizona is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been accomplished and how far we have come. In Avondale, there is strong belief that the blending of a broad spectrum of cultures comes from a true sense of harmony throughout the community. Here, people and businesses are welcomed with open arms and supported in a way that exemplifies a dynamic, intelligent and driven city, ready to take on the future. Avondale is Aspiring. Achieving. Accelerating.

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