A friendly reminder from the Riverview Police Department:
Sec. 38-123. Fireworks.permanent link to this piece of content
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to ignite, discharge or use fireworks except on the day preceding, the day of, or the day after a national holiday.
(b)No person shall at any time or on any day, national holiday or otherwise, use, discharge or ignite any fireworks in public parks, public streets, public schools, public sidewalks, public easements or rights-of-way or any other public property.
(c)No person shall at any time or on any day, national holiday or otherwise, use, discharge or ignite any fireworks on the property of another person or organization without that organization or person's express permission to use fireworks on those premises. The person using the fireworks bears the burden of proof of showing he or she received express permission to use fireworks at that location and must be able to present such proof to any peace officer upon request.
(d)No person shall at any time or on any day, national holiday or otherwise, use, discharge or ignite any fireworks in such a manner or way that results in fireworks being projected or propelled onto the property of another person without that person's express permission to project or propel fireworks onto their premises. The person using the fireworks bears the burden of proof of showing he or she received express permission to project or propel fireworks onto the property of another person and must be able to present such proof to any peace officer upon request.
(e)No person shall at any time or on any day, national holiday or otherwise, use, discharge or ignite any fireworks during the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. so as to preserve and not disturb the peace or the ability to sleep of residents.
(f)Any costs the city incurs to respond to and/or remediate any damage to public or private property or injury to another person as a result of the legal or illegal discharge or use of fireworks shall be paid by any person responsible for the ignition, discharge or use of fireworks that caused the damage or injury. The city may pursue any legal remedies to collect such costs.
(g)The provisions in this section shall not apply to displays sponsored by the city.
(Code 1978, § 15-5; Ord. No. 650, art. I, 6-4-2012; Ord. No. 658, art. I, 10-1-2012)
Cross reference— Fire prevention and protection, ch. 30.
State law reference— Fireworks, MCL 750.243a et seq.
FIREWORKS BY CONSUMER - RESTRICTIONS
FIREWORKS ARE PERMISSABLE ONE DAY BEFORE, THE DAY OF AND ONE DAY AFTER A NATIONAL HOLIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM AND 12AM ON PRIVATE PROPERTY (WITH OWNERS PERMISSION) ONLY--USE OF CITY PROPERTY OR PARKS IS PROHIBITTED. CLICK ON FIREWORKS ORDINANCE LINKS ABOVE.FIRECRACKER
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
- Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.