Letter: Laws on shooting fireworks

Published 2:03 pm Thursday, January 2, 2020

From David Seidel, Danville —

Someone asked whether the football fireworks displays at Rebel Stadium followed regulations. I don’t know but Section 6-3 of Danville’s Code of Ordinances says, “No person shall conduct a public fireworks display without obtaining the requisite permit from the state fire marshal’s office. … The request for signature by the local fire chief shall be accompanied by a $100 permit fee, and a permit shall only be issued if the conditions of [Kentucky Revised Statutes] KRS 227.710, KRS 227.720 and [National Fire Protection Association] NFPA 1123 have been met in total.

“Only persons certified through attendance at a locally recognized training program … will be designated a “competent operator” and thus allowed to supervise a public fireworks display.”

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KRS 227.710 and KRS 227.720 require a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) license, permits filed with the state fire marshal, and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.