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Independence Day 2021 Fireworks Usage Reminders from the City

The following was announced by the City on June 29, 2021

https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=805

If you’re planning to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, please remember to do so safely and responsibly. For starters, per Michigan Fireworks Safety Act 256 of 2011 http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Act-256-of-2011.pdf (PDF), fireworks usage is permitted only during certain timeframes and only around national holidays. For the Independence Day holiday this year, fireworks may ONLY be discharged in the city during these times:

  • Tuesday, June 29th –Friday, July 2nd : 11 AM to 11:45 PM

  • Saturday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 4th : 8 AM to 11:59 PM

Use without permission is ALWAYS prohibited at city parks, schools and all public and private property that isn’t your own.

Using fireworks without forethought can be dangerous. Please note these reminders:

  • Keep a water source ready to spray embers from fireworks. Drench the entire area where you’ve been using fireworks when done.

  • Toss sparklers into a bucket of water when finished using.

  • Don’t try to reignite fireworks that won’t go off.

  • Don’t launch fireworks into forests or fields. Dry grass or leaves could ignite.

  • Keep fireworks away from your face and eyes.

For more information, visit the National Fire Protection Association website at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Fireworks