Gladstone restricts fireworks

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Gladstone city ordinance makes it unlawful to offer for sale, selling, purchasing, using, igniting, displaying, discharging or possessing of fireworks within the city.

The City of Gladstone wants to remind Gladstone residents there is an ordinance that restricts fireworks in the city. The ordinance makes it unlawful to offer for sale, selling, purchasing, using, igniting, displaying, discharging or possessing of fireworks within the city.

The ordinance includes all UN0336 1.4G fireworks, which were formerly called class “C” fireworks. The ordinance also specifies “fireworks” does not include toy pistols, canes, guns or other devices in which paper caps containing 25/100ths grain of explosive compound are used, provided they are so constructed that the hand cannot come into contact with the cap when in place for use.

Gladstone has a zero-tolerance policy regarding fireworks. Director of Public Safety Mike Hasty said the ordinance will be enforced. Enforcement will include issuance of a court summons and confiscation of the fireworks in possession at the time of issuance.

The Public Safety Department will be utilizing increased staffing for the holiday period.