Fireworks Safety

Click here for the fire protection city code.  (Article V refers to fireworks)

Hastings Fire & Rescue would like to encourage you to celebrate Independence Day safely! Please consider the following when planning any celebration that includes the use of fireworks:
  1. OBEY ALL LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
    1. The sale of fireworks can begin on June 28 within Hastings city limits for the celebration of the Independence Day holiday.
    2. Permissible fireworks may be sold and ignited from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 28 – July 2, and from 10 a.m. to midnight July 3-4.
    3. Fireworks may not be thrown from or into any motor vehicle.
    4. Sky lanterns or any other free-floating device which includes a flame or heating device used as a lifting mechanism are prohibited.
    5. Fireworks may not be used in any park or other property owned by the City of Hastings without a special permit issued by Hastings Fire and Rescue.
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  2. READ AND FOLLOW LABEL INSTRUCTIONS.
  3. HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT SUPERVISE ALL FIREWORK ACTIVITIES.
  4.  ALCOHOL AND FIREWORKS DON'T MIX.
  5. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN SHOOTING FIREWORKS.
  6. LIGHT FIREWORKS OUTSIDE IN A SAFE AREA.
  7. NEVER TRY TO RELIGHT A "DUD". WAIT 20 MINUTES AND THEN SOAK IN A BUCKET OF WATER.
  8. HAVE WATER OR A FIRE EXTINGUISHER PRESENT IN CASE OF FIRE.
  9. DISPOSE OF SPENT FIREWORKS BY SOAKING THEM OVERNIGHT IN A BUCKET OF WATER. THROW THE FIREWORKS IN YOUR GARBAGE CAN AND POUR THE WATER DOWN YOUR TOILET.
For more information regarding the sale and use of fireworks, contact the prevention office of Hastings Fire & Rescue at 402-462-7155.