July 4th, many Americans, most often children and teens, are injured and
sometimes even killed while using consumer fireworks. Even sparklers, if
misused, can cause serious injuries. Hanover Fire-EMS urges people not to use
consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous. Instead, go to a public show
put on by experts.
Virginia, it is illegal to sell, buy, use, ignite, or explode fireworks without
a permit. This includes any firecrackers, sky rockets or any object that
explodes, rides into the air, travels laterally or fires projectiles into the
only fireworks legally allowed to be sold or used in Hanover County are
sparklers, fountains, Pharaoh’s serpents, caps for pistols and pinwheels
(commonly known as whirligigs or spinning jennies), which may be used only on
private property with the consent of the property owner.
If you have questions concerning fireworks, please call the Fire Marshal’s Office at 365-6195.
Have a happy and safe July 4th!