Jasper Fire Chief Issues Reminder About Fireworks Safety

Jasper (Local Sources) – Jasper Fire Chief Kenny Hochgesang has issued information regarding the safe and proper use of fireworks this 4th of July.

Hochgesang say, “One thing fireworks users tend to forget is that they are responsible for where fireworks are set off, where they go and the mess they leave behind”, says Hochgesang.  He asks residents to be respectful and courteous of their neighbors by following the guidelines the State of Indiana has set for fireworks and to remember to set a good example for your neighborhood by cleaning up all debris left behind after discharging fireworks.  “Be safe, and please be careful!”

The chief reminds citizens of state laws pertaining to the use of fireworks:

  • Fireworks may be used:
    • Only on the user’s property
    • On the property of someone who has consent to their use on that property
    • At a special discharge location
  • Consumer fireworks may only be used as follows:
    • July 1-3 and July 5-9: 9:00AM to two hours past sunset
    • July 4: 9:00AM to Midnight

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