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4th of July Message from the Sheriff


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4th of July Message from the Sheriff

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office wishes you and your family an exciting and safe 4th of July holiday. The 4th of July holiday is a celebration of our becoming independent as a country on July 4th, 1776. To learn more about Independence Day history from PBS.org, click here.

Before you celebrate with an at-home fireworks display, please make sure you practice safety and know the laws in our county.

 

City of Enterprise... 

 Sec. 10-3. - Fireworks discharge and sales prohibited; exceptions.
(a) The discharge, firing or use of firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes, Roman candles, or other fireworks or substances designed and intended for pyrotechnic display, and of pistols, canes, cannons or other appliances, using blank cartridges or caps containing chlorate of potash mixture, is hereby prohibited within the city limits of Enterprise, Alabama; provided, the governing body may authorize the public display of fireworks by properly qualified individuals; provided also, such display shall be of such a character and so located, discharged or fired as, in the opinion of the chief of the fire department, shall not be hazardous to surrounding property or endanger any person.
(b)It shall be illegal to sell fireworks within the city limits of Enterprise, Alabama.

Sec. 11-7. - Noises—Generally.

It shall be unlawful and constitute a nuisance for any person to make, create or maintain any unreasonable, loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise or noise of such character, intensity or duration as to be detrimental to life, health, comfort or repose of any individual, within the city or its police jurisdiction.

(13) Firearms and fireworks: The explosion of firecrackers, skyrockets, Roman candles, pinwheels or any other form of fireworks or the unnecessary shooting of any firearms, except specifically authorized by law or the proper official.

City of Elba...

Sec. 34-3. - Fireworks discharge prohibited.

Any person who shoots, lights or explodes or causes to be shot, lighted or exploded any firecracker, cannon cracker, Roman candle, rocket or other fireworks within the corporate limits of the city, shall be guilty of a public offense.

Remember that fireworks can pose a fire and safety hazard to those who use them. Use caution when shooting fireworks, and be sure to follow these recommended safety tips from CPSC.gov:

  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

For anyone who is traveling this 4th of July weekend, remember to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive – instead, call a designated driver to get you home safely. Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, you are putting the other drivers you share the roadway with at risk, too.

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

 

Sheriff Dave Sutton

 

 
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