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(A) The supervised public display of fireworks is permitted if the requirements of this section have been met. All displays must be in accordance with the Code for the Display of Fireworks, as set out in N.F.P.A. 1123, 2000 Edition and NFPA 1126, 2001 Edition.
(B) Application requirements.
(1) An application for a permit to operate a display of fireworks in accordance with this chapter shall be made with the Fire Marshal at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled date of the event. The application shall be in a form prepared and approved by Fire Administration and shall be accompanied by a three hundred dollar ($300.00) non-refundable application fee.
(2) The application submitted by any applicant must contain the following information:
(a) The name of the individual, group or organization sponsoring the fireworks display, together with the names of persons actually in charge of the firing of the display;
(b) Evidence of financial responsibility in the form of proof of public liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) combined single limits bodily injury and property damage with no aggregate;
(c) The date and time the display is scheduled to be held;
(d) The exact locations planned for the fireworks or pyrotechnics display;
(e) The approximate number and kinds of fireworks to be discharged;
(f) The manner and place of storage of the fireworks prior to delivery and discharge at the display site; and
(g) A diagram of the grounds, or buildings where the display is to be held showing the point at which the fireworks are to be discharged, the location of all buildings, highways and other lines of communication, the lines behind which the audience will be restrained, and the location of other possible overhead obstructions.
(3) Permit approval.
(a) All applications will be reviewed to determine if the requirements of this chapter have been met. Each proposed location will be inspected or investigated to determine if the location complies with the regulations for the display of fireworks.
(b) The Fire Marshal will determine if the display of fireworks, as proposed by the applicant, will provide an acceptable degree of life safety based upon terrain, available fire protection features or other requirements deemed appropriate by Fire Administration.
(c) The Fire Marshal may, as a condition of the permit, require on-site uniformed Fire Department personnel, specialized fire protection equipment or extra suppression equipment. Any costs incurred to comply with the conditions of the permit will be the responsibility of the applicant.
(d) A permit may be revoked at any time if the applicant fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the permit.
(e) A permit granted in accordance with this ordinance is not transferable.
(Ord. 2005-78, passed 12-1-05; Am. Ord. 2006-43, passed 5-4-06)