... Current Florida law governing fireworks is “completely outdated,” according to Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez, a … July 7th, 2020 1:33 pm, Adam Evans on Ron DeSantis signed a new law that allows fireworks of any kind to be used on July 4, December 31 and January 1. The fires caused an … It is recommended by law enforcement to enjoy fireworks at public displays by professionals, however, with this year’s local events being canceled, you’ll now be able to enjoy your own display. Author: Jenny Dean Published: 3:45 AM EDT June 30, 2020 From the new laws surrounding fireworks in the state to ways to stay safe, this is what you'll need to know. July 5th, 2020 12:21 pm, Adam Evans on Shortly after this law was signed, Marco Island Police sent out a post on their Facebook page saying no fireworks will be permitted on Marco Island. July 5th, 2020 12:16 pm, Carlos E McGugin on July 5th, 2020 10:00 am, Happy 4th !! Franklin County Sheriff A.J. What should WTXL be covering in this community. The large colorful explosives that are generally banned throughout the year are legal for 24 hours. One Month Remaining To Apply For Hurricane Sally FEMA Assistance, Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary After Hurricane Sally, ECSO Investigating Early sUNDAY Morning Shooting On West Roberts Road, Over Half Of Escambia County Voters Have Already Voted; Early Voting Ends With Nearly 70K Ballots Cast, Century Residents Facing Garbage Rate Increase, 45,000 Pounds Of Food Distributed Saturday In Walnut Hill, Century. Why Not Keep Daylight Saving Time Year Round In Florida? The fires caused an estimated $287,751 in property damage. "So don't call us with those things if it's on the Fourth of July. (3) The Legislature does not intend for the application of this section to supersede any prohibition against the use of fireworks contained within a But, also, if you are going to shoot fireworks, understand that if you cause some kind of damage to someone's property you can be held liable civilly and it could be criminal.". July 6th, 2020 10:26 pm, Adam Evans on This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. All Rights Reserved. (I guess that is your name) Florida Gov. Florida residents can now legally use fireworks in the state - at least for three days out of the year. July 4th, 2020 1:28 pm, Jessica DeLatte on Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 140 into law Friday, making it legal for Floridians to set off real fireworks on three holidays: Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. July 4th, 2020 7:05 am. Fireworks are not permitted on Marco Island! Gov. FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL… "It will not be against the law, so don't call with those kinds of complaints unless you know that houses are in danger, someone shot one of the houses, caused a fire or something like that," said Smith. July 4th, 2020 11:31 am, Henry Coe on July 4th, 2020 9:48 pm, Eric McCowan on on The new law allows those 18 and older to buy fireworks and legally set them off on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Independence Day. As such, Smith asks callers to allow them to monitor other safety issues in the county that may be more pressing than fireworks complaints. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office offered the following tips if you do elect to engage in the use of fireworks: For more fireworks safety tips, click here. Gov. July 5th, 2020 3:53 am, Carlos E McGugin on FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Franklin County Sheriff A.J. 10,000 Pound Food Giveaway Monday Morning At Nine Mile Road Church, These Are This Week’s Road Construction Problem Spots, One Person Shot In Parking Lot Of The Pensacola Fair, David Huie Green on Copyright 2020 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. 10(5), chapter 2007-67, Laws of Florida, or to supersede any local govern-mental regulation relating to the use of fireworks as provided in s. 10(5), chapter 2007-67, Laws of Florida. Ron DeSantis signed a law on Wednesday allowing for them to … Florida allows the sale and use of non-aerial and non-explosive fireworks like novelties, fountains and sparklers. Children should NEVER be near fireworks, Keep unlit fireworks away from the lighting area to avoid accidental lighting, Do not light fireworks on dry grass or brush, as these will easily burn and the fire will spread, Have a 911-enabled phone readily available in the event of an emergency, Never consume alcohol when lighting/using fireworks – have a designated lighter who remains sober.