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Rockford Scanner™: City Of Rockford Says, Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals… Or They Will Provide You With Some Fireworks Education and Possibly A Citation.



Thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks in the U.S. Fireworks are dangerous and can cause devastating burns, injuries, fires and even death. Most fireworks, including bottle rockets, firecrackers, sky rockets and roman candles, are also illegal in Illinois. Sky Lanterns or paper lanterns that contain a small candle or fuel cell that heats the air in the lantern causing it to rise are also illegal.

Individuals involved in illegal fireworks activities will be investigated and issued the appropriate citations.

If you know an address where illegal fireworks are set off, you can report that address to Rockford Fire at 815-966-2900.

City staff will stop at the residence and provide follow-up fireworks education and possibly issue citations.


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