City of Columbia Missouri Police Department Police Department

600 E. Walnut Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 26, 2020

CONTACT: Jeff Pitts
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.817.5049
policepio@CoMo.gov

Brittany Hilderbrand
Community Relations Specialist/Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
City of Columbia
573.874.7161
police.pio@CoMo.gov

Brad Fraizer
Assistant Fire Chief
Columbia Fire Department
City of Columbia
fire-pio@CoMo.gov

Columbia Police and Fire departments remind residents fireworks are illegal within city limits

(COLUMBIA, MO) -

As the Independence Day holiday quickly approaches, the Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department reminds residents that discharging and/or possessing fireworks within the City of Columbia limits is prohibited.

The City of Columbia Ordinance (Section 16-234) prohibits possessing, using, burning, exploding or setting off any firecrackers, torpedos, bombs, rockets, pinwheels, fire balloons, Roman candles or any other firecrackers or fireworks other than a sparkler.

Community members are encouraged to leave the fireworks to the professionals. The City’s fireworks display begins at approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 4 and will be launched at Cosmo-Bethel Park, 4500 Bethel St. The display will be choreographed to music simulcast on BXR 102.3. For more information visit: CoMo.gov/ParksandRec/Special-Events-2/4th-July-Fire-Sky.

If residents have fireworks complaints, they are asked to call the Boone County Joint Communications non-emergency line by dialing 311. Callers should only dial 911 in the case of an emergency. The Columbia Police and Fire departments wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.

Related press release(s);

City of Columbia plans Fire in the Sky as fireworks display only

https://www.como.gov/CMS/pressreleases/view.php?id=6845&tbiframe=1



City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.

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