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DANGEROUS FIREWORKS: Includes any of the following:
(A) Skyrockets and bottle rockets, including all similar devices employing any combustible or explosive material which rise in the air during discharge;
(B) Roman candles and similar devices, including cakes, repeaters and multiple tube devices loaded in such a way as to propel pyrotechnic effects into the air;
(C) Aerial display shells containing pyrotechnic effects or salutes producing displays or reports in the sky generally fired or propelled from a cylindrical or spherical shell casing;
(D) Snakes or other effects which are ignited or burn containing bichloride of mercury;
(E) Sparklers more than ten inches (10") in length or one-fourth inch (1/4") in diameter;
(F) Sky lanterns, fire balloons or balloons of any type which have burning material of any kind attached thereto or which require fire underneath to propel them.
FIREWORKS: Any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation. Fireworks include items classified as common or special fireworks by the United States bureau of explosives or contained in the regulations of the United States department of transportation and designated as UN 0335 1.3G or UN 0336 1.4G.
The term "fireworks" shall not include any automotive safety flares, toy guns, toy cannons, caps or other items designed for use with toy guns or toy cannons, party poppers, or other devices which contain twenty five hundredths (0.25) of a grain or less of explosive substance.
Fireworks shall not include model rockets and model rocket engines and their components which are designed, sold and used for the purpose of propelling recoverable aero models.
Fireworks shall not include flares, noisemakers or signals designed and used for the purpose of protecting the public.
SAFE AND SANE FIREWORKS: Includes any of the following "nonaerial" common fireworks:
(A) Any fireworks such as ground spinners, fountains, sparklers, smoke devices or snakes designed to remain on or near the ground and not to travel outside a fifteen foot (15') diameter circle or emit sparks or other burning material which land outside a twenty foot (20') diameter circle or above a height of twenty feet (20'). Nonaerial common fireworks do not include firecrackers, jumping jacks, or similar products;
(B) Cylindrical fountains with inside tube diameter not exceeding three-fourths inch (3/4");
(C) Sparklers and "dipped sticks" not more than ten inches (10") in length or one-fourth inch (1/4") in diameter with pyrotechnic composition not exceeding four grams (4 g) each. Sparklers or "dipped sticks" described in this section shall be burned individually and shall not be conjoined, banded, attached or affixed to additional sparklers or "dipped sticks" while ignited;
(D) Snakes which do not contain bichloride of mercury;
(E) Whistles, without report and which do not dart or travel about the ground during discharge containing no picric or gallic acid. (Ord. 3042, 12-17-2012)