Public Fireworks Displays Back On
Monday, July 01, 2013
Due to increased humidity, a run of lower daytime temperatures and a slight increase in rainfall, public fireworks displays at approved locations will now be allowed. The public displays must adhere to the Fire Code through the Division of the Fire Marshal’s office, and all conditions must be met.
Public fireworks displays are carefully regulated by a strict permit process. The process includes inspections before and after the displays, as well as continuous weather and wind monitoring. Displays may be postponed or cancelled at any time if weather conditions change or hazards arise.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department will require inspectors and fire apparatus to monitor and patrol events and take any steps necessary to maintain a safe event.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department reminds all citizens that personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Colorado Springs. Fireworks patrols will be monitoring activity throughout the city. Persons found possessing, using or selling fireworks will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law which includes fines of up to $500.00 and up to 90 days in jail per offense.
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