ENTERPRISE, Ala (WDHN) — It’s time to ring in the new year and the City of Enterprise wants to remind you that ending the night with a bang could lead to consequences.
The City of Enterprise is reminding residents that fireworks within city limits are strictly prohibited.
City ordinance 9-21-99 states: “Discharge, firing or use of firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes, Roman candles or other fireworks or substances designed and intended for pyrotechnic display…is hereby prohibited within the city limits.”
The Enterprise Police Department will be issuing citations, and anyone who violates this ordinance could face a $257 fine.
Fireworks may be permitted in neighboring cities or counties but residents are encouraged to check all local rules and regulations.
The Enterprise Fire Department is reminding citizens that are celebrating out of the city to be safe and know the dangers of fireworks.
Each year, fireworks injure thousands of people. While most people associate fireworks injuries with the 4th of July holiday, people do get hurt regardless of the time of year.Enterprise Fire Department Chief Christopher Davis
Chief Davis said kids under the age of 15 are most at risk of injury.
Children ages 10-14 are the primary age group that get hurt. When you think about it, sparklers, for example, can burn at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. Parents need to keep a close eye on their kids if they choose to let them be around any type of fireworksEnterprise Fire Department Chief Christopher Davis