Personal Fireworks - Safety And The Law

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With the 4th of July approaching residents should be aware of Michigan's law concerning the display and discharge of fireworks and to contact Plymouth Township using our Non-Emergency Police/Fire number, 734-354-3250, to report violations.

Under the new State law, fireworks MAY be discharged the day preceding, the day of, or the day after a National Holiday. They may NOT be discharged between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 a.m. Michigan Law prohibits the discharge of fireworks on public property, school, church property, or the property of another without the person's express permission.

 Please use the Non-Emergency police/fire number at 734-354-3250 to report violations.

 Please be safe while using fireworks this holiday weekend. Here are some simple safety tips:

  • Always purchase fireworks from an authorized retailer and follow the manufacturer's directions.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities, including sparklers.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then immediately back away to a safe distance.
  • Keep people and pets out of range before lighting fireworks.
  • Light fireworks outdoors on a driveway or other paved surface at least 25 feet away from houses and highly flammable materials such as dry grass or mulch.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
  • Douse spent fireworks in a bucket of water before discarding them.


  • NEVER allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • NEVER place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse.
  • NEVER try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • NEVER point or throw fireworks at other people.
  • NEVER carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
  • NEVER purchase or use unlabeled fireworks, experiment with or make your own fireworks.
NEVER re-light "dud" fireworks that have not fully functioned; (instead, wait 15 to 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water).

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