A man holding a sparkler. (Photo: Oskars Sylwan)
KINGMAN – Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and the Kingman Police Department and Kingman Fire Department have teamed up to notify residents about the laws about fireworks.
Effective December 1, 2010, Arizona State law allows for the sale of permissible consumer fireworks. However, the use of any fireworks, other than novelty items, remains illegal within the Kingman City limits effective December 21, 2010.
The new law allows for the sale of fireworks such as poppers, smokers and sparklers as well as ground based sparklers, spinners and fountains to be purchased. The City of Kingman does allow for the sale of these fireworks within the City of Kingman, but their use is illegal. Firecrackers that explode and aerial displays such as rockets and roman candles and shells remain illegal for sale and use throughout the state.
Though these fireworks are for sale within the city limits, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a safe firework.
Remember, though the sale of these novelty fireworks may be legal in Arizona, their use is not permitted in the City of Kingman. The fire department would like to remind you to celebrate the holidays responsibly and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Unlawful use of consumer fireworks inside the city limits of Kingman will result in prosecution.