Wednesday, June 27, 2012
21st Star Spangled Spectacular and OP's Fireworks Laws
The fireworks ordinance in Overland Park is simple. The sale, possession or discharge of any fireworks is illegal and includes sparklers, snakes, firecrackers and all other items commonly described as fireworks.
Not only can a person be charged criminally for violating this ordinance but there is also the possibility of civil liability for personal or property damages caused by fireworks. With dry weather conditions, the threat of a fire due to fireworks is greater.
"Fireworks are illegal, but more concerning is the higher probability of a fire due to the dry conditions," said Fire Chief Bryan Dehner. "And it has been my experience that there is never a shortage of witnesses in a neighborhood to identify shooters of illegal fireworks and those responsible for the resulting fire.”
Leave the fireworks to the experts and come to the Star Spangled Spectacular to enjoy a safe and fun filled Fourth of July in Overland Park.