Important Information On Home Fireworks

fireworks2The July 4th holiday is approaching and the fireworks tents have popped up around town. This is a time when people, young and old, ignite fireworks in our neighborhoods. The City of Tullahoma several years ago authorized the shooting of fireworks within the City limits, but with guidelines. Each year the Police Department responds to calls from citizens about the fireworks.
According to the City of Tullahoma Municipal Code, there are specified periods for the shooting of fireworks. Also no person under 16 years of age is permitted to purchase fireworks. The code also identifies dates and times in which igniting is permitted. Those times begin on July 1 through July 3 between the hours of 10 am and 10:30 pm. On July 4, the hours are extended from 10 am until 11:30 pm.
This all can be modified by order of the fire chief during extreme dry periods. Along with the authorized times for fireworks, there are guidelines on where fireworks may be ignited. Be sure that if you are shooting fireworks onto or from someone else’s property you have their permission. With fireworks come debris – clean up the residue since this would be a violation under the City’s littering ordinances.
To report complaints about fireworks call 455-3411. As always, in an emergency dial 911.
In Manchester the following rules apply; Fireworks can be shot from June 20-July 5 and December 10-January 2 from 7am-11pm. Businesses cannot sell to anyone under the age of 10 or a person who is deemed to be intoxicated.
If you need to report problems with fireworks in Manchester please call 728-2099.