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2018 Fireworks Info – June 28 through July 9

From Battalion Chief Rita Reith, Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis Fireworks are from 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset June 28-July 3 and July 5-9. They are permissible from 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4 and from 10 a.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Indiana fireworks laws

• Must be 18 or older to purchase fireworks.
• An adult must be present for children to use any kind of fireworks.
• Use of fireworks is limited to your own property, the property of someone who has approved your fireworks fun or a location designated specifically for the use consumer fireworks.

Firework Safety Tips

Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
Use extreme caution when lighting fireworks in the wind. Keep spectators where the wind is blowing away from them.
• Never smoke or consume alcohol when lighting fireworks.
• Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
• Steer clear of others setting off fireworks. Never aim, point or throw fireworks during strong winds
• Do not attempt to make or alter any fireworks or firework devices.
• Always have a fire extinguisher or water supply, such as a hose or bucket of water, nearby.
• Only light one firework at a time and never attempt to re-light or fix a “dud” firework
• Think about pets. Animals have sensitive ears and can be very frightened or stressed by firework sounds.

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