Thursday, June 29, 2006

Massachusetts Tough on Fireworks

The Department of Fire Services reminds us once again that all fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts without a license. Their brochure, Be Smart: Leave Fireworks to the Professionals, contains frightening statistics about the number of burn injuries caused by fireworks, as well as the reminder that buying fireworks from out of state via the Internet is also prohibited. The applicable laws can be found in MGL c.148, s.39-45, and the Dept. also has a summary of the law on their site. Fireworks regulations for professionals, the Manufacturing, Storage, Transportation and Use of Fireworks, are at 527 CMR 2.