Fireworks reminder from Sioux City Fire Rescue
Now that fireworks are legal in Iowa, there are several rules and safety guidelines that will need to be followed.
Sioux City Fire Rescue is sharing these reminders with residents.
Firework use is ONLY Permitted July 3 and 4 between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M.
-Discharging fireworks in a public park, city owned property, or on a public roadway, street, or alley is strictly prohibited. The discharge or possession of fireworks on city property will be subject to a $500 simple misdemeanor.
-You are only permitted to use fireworks on your own property or a property where written permission is given.
-No person under the age 18 shall purchase, possess or discharge fireworks without parental supervision.
-Fireworks shall not be possessed or discharged by persons showing visible signs of intoxication or drug use.
-Sky lanterns are NOT allowed in Sioux City
-Violations of any provisions are considered simple misdemeanors. Anyone violating the regulations will be fined a minimum amount of $250.00 on private property and $500.00 on city property.
-Fireworks sales from tents and stands begin June 13 and end July 8.
On average, 230 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks related injuries in the month around the July 4th Holiday.
Please be safe and use extreme caution! You can still have the option to "Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!"
If you have any questions regarding this, or any other fire related issues, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 712-279-6377 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.