BRIGHTON Mich., June 29, 2012 – This Fourth of July will be a wonderful time to relax, spend time with family and set off the now legal fireworks that everyone has been itching to buy. The previously illegal aerial spinners, roman candles, bottle rockets, firecrackers and more are now 100% legal as long as you follow the State of Michigan’s guidelines and the ordinances put forth by your own city as well. Here are some general regulations that you should be aware of:
-People under the age of 18 may not use aerial fireworks
-They must be 30 feet from any residential building, garage or open flame when lit
- Fireworks may only be set off on the day before, the day after and the day of a holiday
-City noise ordinances pertaining to fireworks will not be in effect within the holiday timeframes.
According to the Daily Press & Argus, Brighton is currently evaluating its regulations on fireworks in the hopes that we can prevent noise pollution issues as well as promote safety in our community. There are many injuries that are linked to fireworks, so here are a few tips from the American Pyrotechnics Association on how to stay safe this Wednesday:
-Keep water near by in case the fireworks get out of hand
-When lighting them wear protective lenses
-Only have one firework lit at once and do not combine them
-Do not re-light them
-Do not place them in glass or metal containers when shooting them off
and last but not least, read the instructions on the label!
Have a safe and fun holiday!
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