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Denver police and firefighters warn about illegal fireworks

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., the Denver Police Department in conjunction with the Denver Fire Department will host a joint press conference “ Don’t Cross The Line 2012” to kick-off the fireworks public awareness campaign. The press conference will be held at Denver City Park on the west side of the Museum of Nature And Science located at 2001 Colorado Blvd.

Don’t Cross The Line 2012” is a public awareness campaign addressing the efforts to enforce the illegal use of fireworks within the City and County of Denver, Consumers may purchase fireworks legally within certain jurisdictions; however, the possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and/or use of fireworks is prohibited in the City and County of Denver. Firework enforcement teams comprised of Police Officers and Firefighters will operate from June 22, 2012 to July 6, 2012. The enforcement teams, in addition to on-duty police officers, will issue citations for violations. Violators can incur fines up to $999.00 or 6 months in jail. The public is encouraged to enjoy fireworks at the appropriate venue of the numerous free public displays conducted professionally.

The Law: Under the International Fire Code, Section #33, (Adopted by the City & County of Denver)
  • 3301.1.3 “possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks are prohibited”
  • 3301.2.2 “No person shall construct, a retail display, nor offer for sale…explosive materials, or fireworks”
  • 3302.1 Definition-Fireworks
    “Any composition or device for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect for entertainment purposes by combustion, deflagration or detonation…, 1.4G Fireworks, formerly known as Class C, or 1.3G Fireworks, formerly known as Class B-Special Fireworks.

If you have to light or ignite, it's illegal!!!

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