New fireworks law in AZ starts May 20

WHAT: A new fireworks law regulates when you can sell, buy and use fireworks in Arizona. Phoenix firefighters will safely demonstrate which fireworks are permissible under the new law and which are not permissible.

WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2014
1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Phoenix Fire Training Academy
2425 W. Lower Buckeye Road

CONTACT: Captain Tony Mure
Phoenix Fire Department
(602) 370-5718

Phoenix firefighters respond to more fires on the 4th of July than any other day in the year. Careless handling of fireworks cause horrendous injury (mostly to children), brush fires and deadly structure fires. The new fireworks law signed by Governor Brewer on April 22, 2014, now regulates when you can sell, purchase and use fireworks in our state.

The sale of permissible fireworks starts on May 20 and goes through July 6. You can also buy these fireworks from December 10 through January 3.

The use of permissible fireworks is allowed from June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3.

The penalty for selling, buying or using fireworks outside the permissible dates results in a civil fine of $1,000. Use of fireworks on preservation land owned by the City of Phoenix is a Class 1 Misdemeanor punishable with a $1,000 fine.

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