Officials from the City of Hays and the Wild West Festival say that fireworks sales and use are a “go” for this year’s July 4th holiday and the annual fireworks display will go as planned on Wednesday, July 4 as part of the Wild West Festival.
A release from the City of Hays this morning states:
All consumer fireworks that are legal in Kansas are approved for sale and use in the City of Hays.
Fireworks sales are permitted from June 27 to July 5 and fireworks can be used in the city from 10 AM to 11 PM on:
• Monday, July 2
• Tuesday, July 3
• Wednesday, July 4
State law prohibits fireworks from being ignited or discharged:
• From a moving or stationary vehicle.
• On a public street or right-of-way.
• Within 100 feet of a hospital or nursing home or fireworks sales location.
• Within 50-feet of a fuel pump or gas station.
Bottle rockets or other skyrockets mounted on a stick or wire are prohibited.
Fireworks are to be used outdoors only.
Persons younger than 12 years old should not use fireworks.
Only use fireworks as intended. Don’t try to alter or combine fireworks.
Fireworks and alcohol don’t mix. Have a designated shooter.
Keep a hose, water bucket or fire extinguisher handy when using fireworks.
Call 911 promptly if a person is injured or a fire is started by fireworks.
Practice courtesy and respect. Clean-up your fireworks debris. Avoid disturbing your neighbors when you use fireworks.