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…]


Fireworks Safety for Fire Departments

by mobrian on April 5, 2010

Program to be held at Delta College on May 21, 2010

Lee Jay Kueppers will present this one day course on fire work safety aimed at aiding fire departments before the firework season.  The seminar will provide students with the knowledge and skills to inspect firework displays in their community assuring compliance with state and federal laws that impact the fire service and the community.

The program [click to continue…]