FDL Fire & Rescue with More Reminders on Fireworks Rules

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue is once again reminding people of
the rules about fireworks as the Fourth of July holiday draws closer. Division
Chief Troy Haase says snakes, stationary cones, sparklers and fountains are legal
to use at home, but anything else is illegal. “If they explode or leave the
ground, you can’t have them,” Haase said. “So if you’re shooting off those
types of fireworks, you’re eligible to be fined by the police department.” That
fine will cost you $313 dollars, but Haase says it can and will cost you a lot
more if your property or your neighbor’s property is damaged or if anyone is
injured because of illegal fireworks.

Haase says they’re stressing the importance of the rules
for two reasons. “We’re doing it because we want everyone to be safe and we
want the holiday to be fun,” Haase said. “Let the professionals shoot the
big ones off – you can have your stuff and play around with that at your own
house, and then go watch the big ones.”

The Fond du Lac Police Department responded to seven calls for
fireworks complaints on Sunday evening alone – a number that’s sure to grow over
the next few days.