Fireworks in Firestone
The Firestone Police Department, along with the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District (FFFPD) would like to remind everyone in our community that the State of Colorado has a state-wide ban on fireworks that explode or leave the ground, except for professional shows.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
The rule of thumb is anything that does not leave the ground is generally permitted. Here are some examples of permitted fireworks in Firestone.
In other words, if it leaves the ground it is illegal!
Over the next few weeks, the Firestone Police Department will be strictly enforcing the laws around fireworks. If you are caught with illegal fireworks, the maximum fine a judge could set for a violation in municipal court is up to $2,650.00.
To report illegal fireworks, we encourage you to contact the non-emergency dispatch at 720-652-4222 and talk to an officer. If there is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
If you do choose to celebrate with legal fireworks please remember to dispose of them correctly in a bucket of water or a metal nonflammable container.
Do not let children under 16 use fireworks and supervise older children
Sparklers need to be handled carefully too because they can burn at more than 1,000 degrees. Light them one at a time at arm’s length. Always wear gloves while holding a sparkler, and never give one to a child under 5 years of age.
LEAVE IT TO THE PROS
Over the long holiday weekend, there will be many professional fireworks shows in our region. Celebrate safely and leave it to the pros! Don’t forget to join us on July 4th at the 4th at Firestone for a full day of activities, ending the night with a fantastic fireworks display. Visit www.firesotneco.gov/4thatFirestone for more event details.