We are just days away from celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. The City asks that fireworks are limited to the following times:
– 1 a.m. on Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1
– 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day
– 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on June 29 and 30, and July 1,2,3, and 4
– 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on July 5, only if that date is a Friday or Saturday
– 11 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day
Even though powerful fireworks are legal in Michigan, their use still carries the same potential dangers and liabilities. Every year, thousands of dollars in property damage is reported due to fires caused by the unsafe use of fireworks.
Additionally, it is estimated that 200 people per day go to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries during the period surrounding the Fourth of July.
To avoid serious injuries, residents are asked to exercise caution when discharging fireworks. Guidelines from the Consumer Product Safety Commission can be found on www.cpsc.gov/fireworks.
Remember you will be held responsible for any injury or property damage caused by discharging fireworks.