We at the Police Department want you and your children to enjoy the 4th of July holiday in as safe a manner as possible. There are several regulations concerning the discharge of fireworks that were put in place for our safety. The following is a recap of the rules that cover fireworks discharge INSIDE the city limits of Lamar.
1. Even though fireworks can be sold prior to July 1st the only time they are legal to discharge in the city limits is on July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.
2. Hours for discharge are from 12 Noon until 11PM on the days listed above.
3. You can only legally discharge those fireworks that are marked UN0336, 1.4G *This is the renamed classification for Class C or common fireworks.
4. Fireworks can only be discharged on private property. There is no legal discharge of the fireworks on the public square, on public streets, from public buildings, other public properties, from motor vehicles or in the City Parks.
5. Fireworks cannot be shot within 300 ft. of a hospital or any licensed nursing home or boarding house. This would include both Truman Healthcare and Bristol Manor.
6. Bottle rockets, although they can be purchased and sold at the local stands, CANNOT be shot within the city limits.
7. Remember if your minor son or daughter is caught violating these regulations, you can be summonsed into court for a violation of this ordinance.
The 4th of July is supposed to be a time of celebration. Keep an eye on your children and help them enjoy the festivities of the year. Keep a water hose handy and never hold fireworks in your hand while discharging them; it's much too dangerous.