The use of fireworks within the City limits of Nederland is prohibited.
The Forth of July traditionally presents the most danger to citizens because of the discharge of fireworks. Fire departments respond to more fires on the 4th of July than any other time of the year. Most occur in dry brush and grass, but many homes are destroyed or damaged on this holiday. Nationally, fireworks cause more than 36 million dollars in property damage each year.
The 4th of July also is responsible for many burn injuries associated with premature detonation or misuse of fireworks. Because many injuries are not treated in emergency rooms, experts believe that total number of fireworks injuries may be far worse than reported.
Most fireworks burn injuries involve children. These are usually burns to the hands and eyes causing vision impairment and disfiguring scars.
Sparklers are the biggest danger to children. The tip of a sparkler can reach temperatures of 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and can easily cause a burn.
People have also died from fireworks and the fires they cause.
Citizens who have fireworks, which are illegal, may turn them in to the Police or
Fire Department without penalty. Citizens who want to report someone using fireworks
should call - 722.4965.