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Posted on: June 28, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely

The City of Manhattan Fire Department would like to remind citizens to use fireworks responsibly and enjoy a safe Fourth of July holiday.

Fireworks Regulations OverviewDischarge is allowed July 1 through July 4, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight) each day.Sales are allowed starting July 1 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) through July 4 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight).

Sec. 13-58. – Throwing prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast or propel fireworks of any kind in the direction of or into the path of any person or group of persons, or from, in the direction of or into any vehicle of any kind.

Sec. 13-57. – Discharge in streets unlawful. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, ignite or fire any fireworks upon the public streets, alleys or avenues or in any park or public place within the city.

Sec. 13-66. - Aerial luminaries banned. It shall be unlawful to sell, ignite, or otherwise use an aerial luminary, commonly known as a sky lantern or a floating lantern, within the City of Manhattan.

KSA 31-155 Bottle Rockets State statute prohibits sales and possession of “bottle rockets”. Defined as: is mounted on a stick or wire; and projects into the air when ignited, with or without reports, and includes any device with the same configuration, with or without reports, which may be classified as a pipe or trough rocket. "Bottle rocket" does not include helicopter-type rockets.

Fireworks StandsStorage trailers are at each location containing fireworks. Marked “1.4G” or “Fireworks”.Most tents will have occupants in tents 24 hours a day for security.
No discharge is allowed within 100’ of tents.

Fireworks DisplaysPublic display July 4 at CiCo Park.
Private display July 3 at Manhattan Country Club.

Please contact a Fire Inspectors if you have additional questions, 587-4504.

City of Manhattan Code of Ordinances
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