Fire and Rescue
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Springville, UT 84663
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Notice to all Springville Residents
Utah fireworks laws have changed this year, allowing the purchase of legal fireworks from June 24 – July 25, 2020. Fireworks can only be discharged two days prior and one day after the holiday (July 4 and July 24).
Due to the high level of fire danger, the Springville City Fire Chief is closing specific areas of Springville for the use of all fireworks from July 2. – July 25, 2020.
Fireworks are banned in some regions of town. The “no fireworks zone” are the following two areas:
All fireworks are prohibited in the following areas:
• The “North East Boundary (Same as years past) on the northeast foothill boundaries of Springville. The fireworks ban is designed to prevent any fireworks being used within 1000 ft. of the US Forest/Springville City boundary near the foothills. The boundary is defined as follows: Starting at Main Street and 1400 North, east up through Millpond Dr.; east on 400 North and winding its way over to 1300 East and up Canyon Road to 2450 East, including all areas east of 2400 East to the City limits.
• The entire area west of the railroad tracks at 400 West, starting on the North end of town and extending south to the intersection of highway 89 to the southern border of Springville. Exception: The built-up area known as the “Devon Glen” development starting at 300 North and 400 West (following the Creek to 950 West) and then South on 950 W to 700 South, and back up to the Railroad Tracks near 400 West are allowed to discharge legal fireworks.
Legal fireworks may be used in other areas of town from 11 am to 11 pm, between July 2. and July 5 and July 22. and July 25, except that on July 4 and July 24, the hours are 11 am to midnight. We encourage all in restricted areas to take their families to any of the city parks outside the banned area to set off fireworks.
Henry L. Clinton, Chief
Springville Fire Department
The State of Utah controls the purchasing and use of fireworks in all areas of Utah. The code allows for the use two days before, on the day of, and one day after the 4th of July and July 24th holidays. Here is the code section: 53-7-225. Times for sale and discharge of fireworks.
53-7-225. Times for sale and discharge of fireworks — Criminal penalty — Permissible closure of certain areas — Maps and signage.
(1) Except as provided in Section 53-7-221, this section supersedes any other code provision regarding the sale or discharge of fireworks.
(2) A person may sell class C common state approved explosives in the state as follows:
(a) beginning on June 24 and ending on July 25;
(b) beginning on December 29 and ending on December 31; and
(c) two days before and on the Chinese New Year’s eve.
(3) A person may not discharge class C common state approved explosives in the state except as follows:
(a) between the hours of 11 a.m. and 11 p.m., except that on July 4 and July 24, the hours are 11 a.m. to midnight:
(i) beginning on July 2 and ending on July 5; and
(ii) beginning on July 22 and ending on July 25;
(i) beginning at 11 a.m. on December 31 and ending at 1 a.m. on the following day; or
(ii) if New Year’s eve is on a Sunday and the county, municipality, or metro township determines to celebrate New Year’s eve on the prior Saturday, then a person may discharge class C common state approved explosives on that prior Saturday within the county, municipality, or metro township; and
(c) beginning at 11 a.m. on the Chinese New Year’s eve and ending at 1 a.m. on the following day.
(4) A person is guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, if the person discharges a class C common state approved explosive:
(a) outside the legal discharge dates and times described in Subsection (3); or
(b) in an area in which fireworks are prohibited under Subsection 15A-5-202.5(1)(b).
(a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b) or (c), a county, a municipality, a metro township, or the state forester may not prohibit a person from discharging class C common state approved explosives during the permitted periods described in Subsection (3).
(i) As used in this Subsection (5)(b), “negligent discharge”:
(A) means the improper use and discharge of a class C common state approved explosive; and
(B) does not include the date or location of discharge or the type of explosive used.
(ii) A municipality or metro township may prohibit:
(A) the discharge of class C common state approved explosives in certain areas with hazardous environmental conditions, in accordance with Subsection 15A-5-202.5(1)(b); or
(B) the negligent discharge of class C common state approved explosives.
(iii) A county may prohibit the negligent discharge of class C common state approved explosives.
(c) The state forester may prohibit the discharge of class C common state approved explosives as provided in Subsection 15A-5-202.5(1)(b) or Section 65A-8-212.
(6) If a municipal legislative body, the state forester, or a metro township legislative body provides a map to a county identifying an area in which the discharge of fireworks is prohibited due to a historical hazardous environmental condition under Subsection 15A-5-202.5(1)(b), the county shall, before June 1 of that same year:
(a) create a county-wide map, based on each map the county has received, indicating each area within the county in which fireworks are prohibited under Subsection 15A-5-202.5(1)(b);
(b) provide the map described in Subsection (6)(a) to:
(i) each retailer that sells fireworks within the county; and
(ii) the state fire marshal; and
(c) publish the map on the county’s website.
(7) A retailer that sells fireworks shall display:
(a) a sign that:
(i) is clearly visible to the general public in a prominent location near the point of sale;
(ii) indicates the legal discharge dates and times described in Subsection (3); and
(iii) indicates the criminal charge and fine associated with discharge:
(A) outside the legal dates and times described in Subsection (3); and
(B) within an area in which fireworks are prohibited under Subsection 15A-5-202.5(1)(b); and
(b) the map that the county provides, in accordance with Subsection (6)(b).
Amended by Chapter 189, 2018 General Session