§ 95.02 FIREWORKS.
A. Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
- CONSUMER FIREWORK. Those fireworks defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- DISPLAY FIREWORK. Those fireworks defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- FIREWORKS. Any combustible or explosive composition, substance or combination of substances, or any article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, that is a consumer firework, display firework or permissible consumer firework as defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- NOVELTY ITEMS. Federally deregulated novelty items that are known as snappers, snap caps, party poppers, glow worms, snakes, toy smoke devices, sparklers, and certain toys as defined in A.R.S. § 36-1601.
- PERMISSIBLE CONSUMER FIREWORKS. Those fireworks as defined by A.R.S. § 36-1601 that may be sold within the City of El Mirage even where the use of those items has been prohibited.
- SUPERVISED PUBLIC DISPLAY. A monitored performance of display fireworks open to the public and authorized by permit issued by the Fire Chief or his or her designee.
B. Use of fireworks prohibited; exceptions.
- Except as otherwise provided herein, the use, discharge or ignition of fireworks within the City of El Mirage is prohibited.
- Nothing in this section or subchapter shall be construed to prohibit the use, discharge or ignition of novelty items or the occurrence of a supervised public display of fireworks.
- Permits may be granted by the Fire Chief or designee for conducting a supervised public display of fireworks. Every supervised public display of fireworks shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired, only after proper inspection and in a manner that does not endanger persons, animals, or property. The Fire Chief has authority to impose conditions on any permits granted. When a high fire danger is declared, the Fire Chief shall not issue a permit, or shall revoke a permit previously issued, for supervised public display of fireworks.
C. Sale of fireworks.
- No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks to a person who is under 16 years of age.
- No person shall sell or permit or authorize the sale of permissible consumer fireworks in conflict with state law.
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