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Michigan’s Fireworks Law

Consumer Fireworks

by mobrian on March 10, 2012

Changes to the Fireworks Law

If you are working in Michigan, by now your department has received multiple calls from fireworks companies looking to setup shop and start selling fireworks here in Michigan.  There is no doubt the law has changed and there are many things that the fire service needs to be aware of.

The new law was signed into effect on January 1, 2012 by Gov. Rick Snyder.  The new bill allows for the use of Consumer Grade Fireworks within the state of Michigan.  This law separates Consumer Grade Fireworks and Low Impact Fireworks (previously approved fireworks in Michigan).

Here are some quick items of note:

  • The new law prohibits any ordinance which bans the sale of fireworks.  If you community had a previous ordinance on selling of fireworks changes should be made to be in accordance with the new law.
  • In order to sell consumer fireworks [click to continue…]

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Detroit FD Going to Work

by mobrian on April 17, 2011

Field Trip in Detroit

The following video (with some audio) shows the challenges the Detroit Fire Department faces every day.  I stumbled across the video on you tube and discusses a three day “field trip” watching one of the busiest fire departments in the nation.

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