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“Protecting lives and property is of utmost importance and should be kept at the forefront of minds when lighting fireworks,” states Idaho Falls Fire Department Fire Marshal Scott Grimmett.
Safe and sane fireworks may only be sold and purchased within city of Idaho Falls limits from June 23 to July 5. Prior to purchasing fireworks, learn more about illegal or banned fireworks inside city of Idaho Falls limits by reviewing the city code.
Aerial firework displays, such as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, require a firework display permit through IFFD’s Fire Prevention Division. The Fire Marshal has the authority to approve or disapprove of such displays.
Personal fireworks are not allowed to be ignited or discharged along the parade route or within any area of public gathering, such as the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and Riverfest at Snake River Landing, one hour before the start of the event until one hour after the end of the event.
“We are very fortunate to be provided with a wonderful fireworks display. If you plan on attending the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and Riverfest, please leave your personal fireworks at home,” states IFFD Public Information Officer Kerry Hammon. “There are several factors that could delay the fireworks display, including individuals lighting fireworks or not respecting boundaries set up to keep them at a safe distance during the event,” explains Hammon.
Media Contact: Kerry Hammon, Public Information Officer, (208) 612-8122, [email protected].
Firework display photo courtesy of Melaleuca.