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Use of Fireworks

Press release date: Tue Jun 17th, 2014

HOLLAND – The Department of Public Safety Services would like to remind the public that fireworks are illegal outside the times designated surrounding National Holidays in the City of Holland.

The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Fireworks offenses are misdemeanors punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine up to $500.

Fireworks pose a fire hazard to property and present a safety risk to those who use them. Every year the Holland Fire Division responds to fireworks-related fires and injuries. These holiday related fires and injuries are preventable.

Fireworks are also continuously creating unwanted disturbances and noise rising to level of being a nuisance throughout our neighborhoods.  We ask the public to abide by the law and use fireworks only between 8am-1am on the day preceding, the day of, or the day after a National Holiday.

Any fireworks-related fires or injuries should be reported directly to 911. Other fireworks violations may be reported by calling the non-emergency number at (800) 249.0911.

Personal fireworks are illegal in the City of Holland.  See Attached Chapter 11. Fire Protection, Article II. Explosive and Sec. 11-17 pertaining to Fireworks.

Contacts:  Ryan Cotton, City Manager, (616) 355-1310 - Matt Messer, Public Safety Services Director, (616) 355-1129

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