Section 18-183: Fireworks Ordinance
The City of Jackson Fire Department ordinance regarding fireworks states: “No person shall fire, discharge, display or possess any of the following:
  1. Firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, bottle rockets, whistling chasers, rockets on sticks or other fireworks of like construction containing more than .25 grain of explosive mixture.
  2. Fireworks containing an explosive or flammable compound or a tablet or other device commonly used and sold as fireworks containing nitrates, fulminates, chlorates, oxalates, sulphides of lead, barium, antimony, arsenic, mercury, nitroglycerine, phosphorous, or a compound containing these or other modern explosives.”

Safety Tips
Here are some safety tips, when it comes to buying, using, or enjoying your fireworks:

  • Always buy from an established retail outlet
  • Never make your own fireworks, and be on the lookout for teens experimenting with home-made fireworks
  • Have a responsible adult in charge
  • Never give fireworks to children
  • Always read and follow the directions on the label
  • Only use fireworks outdoors
  • Keep a bucket of water handy
  • Wear eye protection when lighting a firework
  • Never have any part of your body over a firework
  • Light only one firework at a time
  • Never re-light a "dud" firework
  • Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers
  • Do not carry fireworks in your pocket
  • Dispose of fireworks properly by soaking them in water before putting them in a trash can

Additional Information
For more tips and information please visit The National Council on Firework Safety website.