July 2, 2019
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA - The Marietta Fire Department would like to remind its citizens of proper fireworks use as we approach the week of July 4th celebrations.
Who can use firework?
It is lawful for any person 18 years of age or older to use or ignite or cause to be ignited or to possess, manufacture, transport, or store consumer fireworks. While under the influence of alcohol or any drug or any combination of alcohol and any drug, firework use is prohibited.
What days and times can fireworks be used during the week of July 4th?
July 3rd - 10 a.m. until Midnight
July 4th - 10 a.m. until Midnight
All other days are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
What locations are prohibited for firework use?
Fireworks cannot be ignited from the roadway or right of ways
Fireworks cannot be used in any park, historic sites, recreational areas, or any other property owned by or operated by, for, or under the custody of a governing authority of a county or municipality, except pursuant to a special use permit
Firework use is prohibited within 100 yards of a hospital, nursing home, or other health facility regulated under Chapter 7 of Title 31 of Georgia Code.
Firework use is prohibited within 100 yards of the following: any public or private electric substation, electric plant facility engaged in the production, refining, processing, or blending of any flammable or combustible liquids or gases, a facility engaged in the retail sale of gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids or gases where the volume stored is in excess of 500 gallons, or a Waste-Water / Water Treatment Plant.