Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Press Release - Fireworks and the Independence Day Celebration

Below is a press release from Milton Police Chief Dan Layber regarding fireworks and the Independence Day Celebration.

With the Fourth of July Holiday quickly approaching and unusually hot and dry conditions affecting our area of the state, the Milton Police Department would like to caution people about the use of fireworks. We are recommending that people not use fireworks, but if you do, make sure to have the area well watered before lighting the fireworks, have a hose nearby to put out any fires, and make sure to water down any fireworks remnants so that they don’t cause a secondary fire. We would also recommend against using sparklers at this time due to the amount of incendiary materials they can deposit on the ground. 

Also, be aware that very few fireworks are allowed to be discharged within the City, unless you have a permit. Essentially, anything other than snakes and sparklers are illegal, and discharging of them can result in a $114.00 forfeiture. 

No fireworks of any kind are permitted on the grounds of Schilberg Park. This includes sparklers and snakes. Possession of these materials at the park can also result in forfeitures.

Please be safe and if you have any questions please contact us for clarification.