Dodge County Authorities Note Risk, Legality Of Setting Off Fireworks

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is urging those who insist on using fireworks on the Fourth of July to do so safely. Captain Chad Enright spoke on the legality of using fireworks to celebrate the holiday.

He says it is illegal to light off fireworks that explode. Although many firework stands sell you these types of fireworks with a piece of paper saying you can own them, Enright notes that the paper does not give you the right to set them off.

As a safety reminder, the sheriff’s office wants to remind everyone that alcohol and fireworks do not mix. They also recommend that people closely follow the instructions when lighting them off, using caution to ensure they are not aimed at people or buildings while maintaining a safe distance once lit.

Enright reminds people that laws are on the books because people do get significantly injured, and most often it is children. He adds do not trust a piece a paper that says you are legally able to light fireworks because they will give out citations to offenders which are not cheap.

Those with questions about which fireworks are legal in their area are advised to reach out to the authorities. Enright says the sheriff’s office wants everyone’s holiday festivities to be safe.