Pittsburg official explains firework guidelines for the upcoming holiday

PITTSBURG, Ks.–Many four staters may be excited for fourth of July celebrations to make a comeback, but while using items like fireworks, residents should be informed on what they can and can’t do, while keeping themselves and others safe.

In Pittsburg, those wanting to light fireworks can do so on nights fireworks are being sold. which started on June twenty-seventh, until July fifth at midnight.

“They can shoot them off from 7 am till 10 pm, on the nights that the firework stands are open for sale. and things like that. the time is extended for the fourth but only for the fourth,” said Travis Bowman with the Pittsburg Police Department.

According to Bowman, after July 5th at midnight, firework use is prohibited until the next fourth.

And firework sellers want you to know that there are options when it comes to keeping you and everyone else safe.

“We sell a safety fuse, if you’re lighting off big fireworks, you can string those together and get a distance before you light it. that’ll allow distance from fireworks so you don’t have to hurry up and scramble to get out of the way,” said Trevor Robinson, with Bellino Fireworks in Pittsburg.

Pittsburg Police also recommend keeping water nearby.

“Make sure that they’re doused in water make sure they’re put out. It’s not uncommon to have a water source or a bucket of water available so if you have fountains or something that emits a lot of sparks and whatnot,” said Bowman.

The police department adds that after replying to numerous firework complaints each season, the importance of the public knowing what is and isn’t allowed is even greater.

For Joplin residents looking to celebrate the fourth, fireworks can be sold within the city starting July 1st through the 4th and can only be set off on those days from noon-11:00pm.