Ahead of the New Year’s Holiday, Paris Police Department issued a public awareness, discussing the prohibition of fireworks within city limits.
- In anticipation of the upcoming New Year’s Holiday and in the interest of public safety, Paris’ city leadership will maintain a zero-tolerance position with respect to fireworks in accordance with established municipal code. Anyone found to be in possession of fireworks will be issued a citation with a maximum fine of $500.00, and their respective fireworks will be confiscated.
- Each year, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a report on Fireworks-Related deaths, injuries and enforcement activities. During the 2021 calendar year, nine fireworks-related deaths were reported. Fireworks were involved with an estimated 11,500 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during the 2021 calendar year. There is a significant trend in fireworks-related injuries from 2006-2021. This trend estimates an increase of 274 fireworks injuries per year. What is more concerning, is that children younger than 15 years of age accounted for 29 percent of the injuries in 2021. In addition, an estimated 1,500 fireworks related injuries were attributed to firecrackers and sparklers.
- In accordance with the City of Paris Ordinance 6.04.001 (amended by Ordinance- 2020-052), and Fire Code 5601.1.3, it is illegal to possess, manufacture, store, sale and use Fireworks within the City of Paris.