(A)   A person who uses, discharges or ignites permissible consumer fireworks, commercial fireworks, or anything that is designed or intended to rise into the air and explode or to detonate in the air or to fly above the ground, is liable for the expenses of any emergency response that is required by such use, discharge or ignition. This section shall only apply to individuals convicted of violating this chapter.
   (B)   The expenses of an emergency response are a charge against the person liable for those expenses pursuant to subpart A of this section. The charge constitutes a debt of that person and may be collected proportionately by the responding public agencies. The person(s) liability for the expense of an emergency response shall be determined based on actual costs associated to mitigate the emergency for a single incident. The liability imposed under this section is in addition to and not in limitation of any other liability that may be imposed.
   (C)   The penalty(s) and/or fine(s) assessed shall be strictly enforced with a "zero tolerance" order to offenders.
   (D)   For the purposes of this section:
      (1)   EXPENSES OF AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE means reasonable costs directly incurred by public agencies that make an appropriate emergency response to an incident.
      (2)   REASONABLE COSTS includes the costs of providing police, fire fighting, rescue, emergency medical services and traffic control at the scene of an incident and the salaries and operational costs of the persons who respond to the incident.
(Ord. 2010-018, passed 12-9-10)