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Jul. 02, 2019

Fireworks and the Fourth of July naturally go together. However, fireworks can be very dangerous, causing serious burns and/or eye injuries. For instance, sparkler type fireworks can burn at temperatures of approximately 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit! Please treat fireworks with respect, read all directions before use and follow these basic safety tips:

  • Never allow children of any age to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks. After lighting, move away!
  • Light fireworks on a hard, flat, level surface outdoors & away from the house, dry leaves & flammable materials.
  • Keep a bucket of water & fire extinguisher close by in case of a malfunction or a fire.
  • Never attempt to re-light, alter or fix fireworks that have not fully functioned. If it fails to ignite, let it stand for five minutes, then immerse it in water.
  • Do not consume any alcohol while lighting or handling fireworks. These can be dangerous and must be handled by persons acting in a responsible manner and who are not under the influence of alcohol.
  • Light one firework item at a time then quickly move away! Safety glasses are recommended.
  • Never aim, point or throw any fireworks at another person or at any property.

FYI: All roadside stands within North Cornwall Township must meet various criteria and obtain a Solicitation Permit from the Township office prior to selling any fireworks to the public.

If you are a business looking to apply for a Solicitation Permit to sell fireworks, please click here for the application.  Upon completing the Solicitation Permit application, contact us at 717-273-9200 for further information on setting up a fireworks stand within our Township.