Know the rules for fireworks in Edgerton

Kara Banks City News

Fireworks explode during the annul Community Picnic and Fireworks Show in Edgerton on July 3, 2019.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. The City of Edgerton wants residents to remain safe and follow the rules and regulations for setting off fireworks.

Fireworks can legally be set off on July 3 between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and on July 4 from 10:00 a.m. until midnight.

Under municipal code, fireworks are not allowed to be discharged on public streets or alleys, within 1,000 feet of any school or City building, or in any public park. Bottle rockets and M80s are illegal in Kansas and extremely dangerous. The use or sale of these banned fireworks is considered a crime under Kansas law. Do not throw fireworks at other people or at vehicles.

The City allows fireworks to be sold between June 27 and July 4, from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Vendors must obtain a permit from the City and have an inspection prior to beginning sales.

Fireworks Safety Tips

To help the public celebrate safely, the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal offers the following tips for the safe use of fireworks:

  • Always ignite outdoors
  • Have an adult supervise all fireworks activities
  • Have a water supply nearby
  • Light from a solid, flat and stable platform
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Make sure fireworks debris is cooled off completely before disposing
  • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks
  • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place
  • Use a long-handled lighter

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!