July 20, 2024

Legal guidelines and safety tips for fireworks in Buckeye

Fireworks and restrictions Story

With the Fourth of July approaching, Arizona residents should know the legalities and safety guidelines concerning fireworks. Sure, fireworks are legal for use in the state, but restrictions apply to ensure public safety.

Permitted Usage Periods

Fireworks can legally be used during the following periods:

  • May 4 to May 6
  • June 24 to July 6
  • December 24 to January 4
  • The second and third days of Diwali

Legal Fireworks

Only specific types of fireworks are allowed in Arizona, including:

  • Cylindrical fountains
  • Cone fountains
  • Ground spinners
  • Flitter sparklers
  • Ground sparklers
  • Illuminating torches

A general rule to follow is that if a firework shoots into the air, it is not permissible and indeed restrictions apply to use. This includes items such as bottle rockets, Roman candles, and firecrackers.

Safety Recommendations

To ensure a safe Fourth of July celebration:

  • Create a secure environment when using fireworks, keeping a safe distance from people, pets, and flammable materials.
  • Follow proper firework handling procedures, which can be learned by watching the Buckeye Police Department's Firework Safety video on YouTube.

Joe Dirt Fireworks
Joe Dirt Fireworks [Lee Cato]
For detailed information on the safe use, sale, and discharge of fireworks, visit the official Buckeye city website at buckeyeaz.gov.


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