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Saginaw Fire, Police, and SCENIC Partner to Enforce the City’s Fireworks Ordinance

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According to a city press release,

The Saginaw Fire Department is partnering with the Saginaw Police Department and SCENIC to ensure all City residents and visitors are complying with the City’s Fireworks Ordinance in the days leading up to and during this year’s 4th of July holiday.

The Saginaw Fire department will team up with the Police Department as well as the SCENIC-Code Enforcement Division in a coordinated effort to patrol neighborhoods around the city, focusing on any illegal use of fireworks. The joint effort will involve patrolling Saginaw from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 and during the holiday weekend from Friday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 5.

Residents are reminded that the City’s Pyrotechnics and Consumer Fireworks

Ordinance only allows for the use of consumer fireworks from June 29th to July 4th, from 11:00 a.m. and concluding at 11:45.p.m. each day. The City of Saginaw Fireworks Ordinance prohibits the use of any consumer fireworks or pyrotechnics with the exception of the following: flare guns; low impact fireworks, including ground and handheld sparkling devices; and novelties, to include cap guns, flitter sparklers in paper tubes not exceeding 1/8 inch in diameter. Violators

are subject to a $1,000 fine.

Saginaw Fire Marshal Derron Suchodolski states, “We want people to celebrate the holiday, but to do so safely and within the rules of the ordinance. Fireworks are allowed from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. June 29th through July 4th, but they cannot be enjoyed outside of those hours and they cannot be lit on city property.”

Citizens wishing to report illegal fireworks can call 9-1-1 or email stopthenoise@saginaw-mi.com. Personnel will be out patrolling and will respond to investigate citizen complaints. Those reporting the activity do not need to identify themselves.

For more information on the City’s Fireworks Ordinance or the upcoming enforcement campaign, please contact the Saginaw Fire Department at (989) 759-1393.