Fireworks restricted

Jul 3, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about fireworks.  Do you plan to set some off on the Fourth of July?  Don’t get caught by the police!  Florida severely limits the possession and use of fireworks that explode, lift off or fly, including Roman candles, unless you are a pyro-technician with a permit.  Sparklers, glow worms and such are OK.  Yes, you can buy fireworks at stores and roadside stands but often you must sign a waiver that says you will light them only to scare animals away from your farm or fish hatchery.  That covers few of us.  If you violate the anti-fireworks law, you can be arrested, fined up to $1,000 and sentenced up to a year in prison.  Don’t believe me?  Look up Florida Statute 791.  So have a safe Fourth.  And stay out of trouble.  I’m Paul Janensch