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Fireworks Safety Tips
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          TIPS FOR FIREWORKS USE IN GEORGIA:

Not all fireworks are legal for possession, use or sale in Georgia. The best way to ensure that you purchase fireworks that are legal for use in Georgia is to buy them in the State of Georgia. If you have to leave the state to find them, the probability of them being illegal for use in Georgia is very high.

Additionally if the fireworks fly, fire a projectile, make a loud explosion, or do anything more than emit a shower of sparks they are most likely illegal in the State of Georgia.

When in doubt......... don't buy them, possessing them is as illegal as  shooting them off!

              LEGAL FIREWORKS:

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Wire or wood sparklers of 100 grams or less of mixture per item. Other sparkling items which are NON-EXPLOSIVE and NON-AERIAL and contain 75 grams or less of chemical compound per tube or a total of 200 grams of less for multiple tubes.

  *  Snake and glow worms, trick noise makers which include paper streamers, party poppers, string poppers, snappers, and drop pops each consisting of 0.25 grains or less of explosive mixture.

            ILLEGAL FIREWORKS:

    FIRECRACKERS
   *  ROMAN CANDLES
   *  CHERRY BOMBS
   *  BOTTLE ROCKETS
   *  ALL AERIAL FIREWORKS 

PENALTY AND PUNISHMENT:

The sale, possession and use of illegal fireworks in the State of Georgia is punishable by a maximum FINE of $1,000 and up to 1 YEAR in JAIL.  (O.C.G.A. 25-10-2)

               ALL FIREWORKS REQUIRE CLOSE ADULT SUPERVISION!!!!

BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, STAY CLEAR OF COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS WHEN USING LEGAL FIREWORKS!!

REMEMBER... IF YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE STATE OF GEORGIA TO BUY THE FIREWORKS, THEY ARE MOST LIKELY ILLEGAL TO POSSESS OF USE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA!!!!

   
  For more information on Fireworks Safety you can call the College Park Fire Marshal's Office at  404-766-8248 ext. 2700 

Grilling Safety Tips
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             GRILLING SAFETY TIPS FOR APARTMENTS AND RESIDENCES

  • Always keep children and pets a safe distance from all grills - create a safe area around your grill.
  • DO NOT try to move a hot or recently used grill. Allow it cool for several hours first.
  • DO NOT discard charcoal immediately after cooking. LET THEM COOL FIRST! Charcoal can stay hot enough to ignite combustible materials for several days after use.
  • DO dispose of charcoal after allowing to cool in a METAL CONTAINER.
  • All grills should be attended at all times during their operation.
  • NEVER use gas or charcoal grills indoors. The carbon monoxide produced from grills can cause serious health issues to you and your family.
  • Keep grills clean by removing grease and fat build-up from the grills and catch tray below the grill.
  • Keep starter/lighter fluid away from children and pets. Store in a safe place and away from open flames such as gas water heaters.
  • NEVER add starter/lighter fluids or any other flammable liquids directly to the fire.
  • Place grills away from combustible structures like siding, wood patios, balconies and flower planters and other vegetation.

           COLLEGE PARK PROHIBITS THE USE OF GRILLS IN APARTMENTS
(In accordance with 2006 International Fire Code requirements for multi-family dwellings)
  • Open-flame grills may not be used on combustible patios or balconies or within 10ft of combustible construction. This includes siding, roof eaves, and patio fencing.
  • Propane tanks exceeding 2.5lbs gas capacity may not be used or stored in apartment buildings or on patios or balconies of apartment buildings.
  • Open-flame grills may NOT be used indoors.

Property owners, managers, and tenants are responsible for ensuring that grills are being used in accordance with these requirements. Upon complaints of code violations, the College Fire Marshal or local law enforcement may cite one or more responsible parties for the same violation.

Code violations can result in a FINE of up to $1,000 and/or 6 months in JAIL.

Fore more information on Grill Safety and Local laws contact College Park Fire Marshal's Office at 404-766-8248 ext 2700.  



College Park City Hall
3667 Main St.
College Park, GA 30337
Phone: (404) 767-1537