Fireworks SafetyFireworks Safety

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. That's why the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and its national and state partners strongly recommend: Leave fireworks to the professionals!

All consumer fireworks are illegal inside of the city limits. This includes sparklers that are mistakenly thought to be safe. They actually burn at extremely high temperatures which can rapidly burn through clothing and skin.


If you choose to use fireworks please review the following:

1: Sale, purchase, possession and use of fireworks in the City of Minot is illegal and can be punishable with a $150 fine and fireworks can be confiscated.
2:  Use of fireworks by children should be done under adult supervision.
3:  Fireworks burn extremely hot and caution should be used to prevent fires in grassy areas.  Even green grass will burn from these hot fireworks.  Have water or a fire extinguisher nearby in case of fire.  Should a fire start, call 9-1-1 and get the fire department started your way.  It is better to have them on the way before it is too late.  Fireworks can start fires on roofs of buildings also. Care should be used around buildings.
4: Fireworks should be placed on the ground before they are lit and then get away.  Never hold the fireworks and light them.  A fast burning fuse can cause early detonation or discharge causing serious injury.
5:  Do not use fireworks near other fireworks you have sitting nearby.  Sparks could ignite them causing a serious incident.
6:  When in an area were other persons are using fireworks, use courtesy and safety around them to prevent fireworks from being discharged towards them.
7:  With many people going outside the City of Minot to discharge fireworks, please clean up after yourself.  There has been an unsightly mess left along rural roads in the past by persons leaving the remnants of fireworks littering the roadsides.
8:  Do not use private property as a place to discharge  fireworks. This is unsafe to the owners property as well as inconsiderate.

When attending professional fireworks displays, please remember:

  • Obey and respect all safety barriers set up. This helps the professionals shooting the show do their jobs.
  • Resist the temptation to get close to the firing site. Often, the best view is from a quarter of a mile or more away.
  • Leave your pets at home - the loud noise can scare animals and hurt their sensitive hearing.

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