Fireworks - General Reminder on Use
Recently, the Chambersburg Police Dept. has responded to a number of incidents of fireworks being set off next to occupied structures and areas that are prohibited: As the 4th of July holiday approaches, the Chambersburg Police Dept. would like to remind the public that the following prohibitions apply to fireworks, particularly "Consumer Fireworks":
A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge: (1) Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner. (2) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building. (3) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or building or at another person. (4) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug. (5) Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure. The term "Consumer Firework" does not include devices such as "ground and hand-held sparkling devices," "novelties" or "toy caps"
Persons who violate the above prohibitions are subject to Summary Arrest and a fine of up to $100.00. Additionally, the police may confiscate the fireworks and the owner shall be responsible for costs of the storage and eventual destruction.
The Chambersburg Police Dept. wants everyone to enjoy the holiday and to do so safely and responsibly.