Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents of fireworks rules

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday reminded residents of the regulations regarding the sale and use of fireworks in the county.

Firework providers in the area are only allowed to sell fireworks between the dates of June 27 and July 5, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to midnight.

The sheriff’s office also stressed that the discharge, explosion, or use of any fireworks is prohibited except from June 27 to July 4. The use of fireworks is permitted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 1-3, and from 8:00 a.m. to midnight on July 4.

There’s a special provision for those living in the Montara Subdivisions where you can only use fireworks from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. July 1-3 and until midnight on July 4th.

Here are some fireworks safety tips:

  • Always read and follow the directions on the fireworks labels
  • Keep water (a bucket or garden hose) handy
  • Never experiment with homemade fireworks
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
  • Only ignite fireworks outdoors, never indoors.
  • Store unused fireworks in a cool, dry place
  • Never stand over a firework when igniting it.
  • Follow the laws and use common sense.

For more questions regarding the regulations of firework use, please contact local law enforcement.

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