The Fourth of July is fast approaching. Below are some frequently asked questions about fireworks.
Which fireworks are Pennsylvania residents now allowed to purchase and use?
Residents 18 and older may purchase and use “Class C” or “consumer-grade” fireworks with a maximum of 50 milligrams of explosive material. Examples include firecrackers, Roman candles, and bottle rockets. They are also known as 1.4G fireworks.
What are the restrictions on where they can be used?
Act 43 of 2017 places the following restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks. They may not be:
- discharge within 150 feet of any occupied structure;
- ignited or discharged on public or private property without the express permission of the property owner;
- discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building;
- discharged toward a motor vehicle or building; or
- discharged by a person under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or another drug
The Department of Agriculture licensing has additional information on PA state fireworks law. Click on the link for more information: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Business_Industry/fireworks
You can, also, find safety tips for your family at https://www.celebratesafely.org/safety-tips