CHAPTER VII. FIRECHAPTER VII. FIRE\ARTICLE 3. FIREWORKS

(a)   The ignition or explosion of fireworks within the City of Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas shall be limited to the hours between 10:00 o'clock a.m. and 1:00 o'clock am.

(b)   Children under the age of 12 years shall be supervised by an adult in the explosion or ignition of fireworks.

(c)   All fireworks stand operating within the city limits of Bucklin shall post a copy of this article so that it is visible to all patrons.

(d)   An organization or individual may obtain a permit to conduct a commercial public fireworks display from the Bucklin City Clerk. This permit will allow for the storage handling and use but not the sale of fireworks which may be commonly used in commercial fireworks displays.

(1)   Permits issued hereunder shall be valid for one (1) day and the date shall be specifically stated on said permit. An alternate date may be granted by the Bucklin City Clerk in the event of inclement weather.

(2)   Any permit issued hereunder shall be valid only at a location specifically stated on such permit.

(3)   Payment of a fifteen ($15.00) dollar fee for each commercial fireworks display permit shall be made to the City of Bucklin.

(4)   All permits shall be obtained at least two (2) weeks prior to any display.

(5)   Permits shall be issued only to those organizations or individuals wishing to provide a display for the public. There shall be an individual holding a fireworks operator license issued by the Kansas State Fire Marshal who shall organize and supervise any such fireworks display. Proof of Kansas Licensure shall be provided to the Bucklin City Clerk upon application for a permit.

(6)   Any organization seeking a permit must show to the Bucklin City Clerk proof of insurance insuring against bodily injury and property damage in the amount of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) by single limit policy for damages arising out of any accidents occurring during the fireworks display.

(e)   Any person(s) violating the ban on the explosion or ignition of fireworks or any person(s) violating the permit to conduct a commercial fireworks display shall be guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00, plus Court costs.

(Ord. 815; Code 2017)

For purposes of this article, the term fireworks shall mean those items as defined by the rules and regulations of the Kansas state fire marshal, and shall include but not be limited to: firecrackers, torpedoes, sparklers, Roman candles, sky rockets, pin wheels, cap or toy pistols (except such pistols or any like device designed to discharge paper caps containing not more than .25 grains of explosive mixture), canes, bombs, cannons or other like devices and all classes of fireworks that may be shot into the air or propelled over the ground by explosive discharges or any device using blank cartridges.

(Code 2017)

(a)   All fireworks offered for sale and discharged within the city shall be of a type that has been tested and approved for sale and use within the state by the state fire marshal.

(b)   Bottle rockets and other similar self-propelled firework or fireworks devices consisting of a tube and attached guiding stock or rod shall not be sold or discharged in the city.

(Code 2017)

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge, ignite or fire any fireworks upon any public street, alley or avenue or in any park or public place within the city.

(Code 2017)

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast or propel fireworks of any kind in the direction of or into the path of any animal, person or group of persons, or from, in the direction of or into any vehicle of any kind.

(Code 2017)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for fireworks to be stored, sold or displayed for sale in a place of business where paint, oils, varnishes, turpentine or gasoline or other flammable substances are kept, unless such fireworks are in a separate and distinct section or department of the premises.

(b)   Where the fire chief deems there is a fire hazard, he or she is hereby authorized to have such hazard abated.

(Code 2017)

(a)   All retailers are forbidden to expose fireworks where the sun shines through glass on the merchandise displayed, except where such fireworks are in the original package.

(b)   All fireworks displayed for sale must remain in original packages, except where an attendant is on constant duty at all times where such fireworks are on display; provided, that fireworks in open stock may be kept in show cases or counters out of the reach of the public without an attendant being on duty.

(c)   Signs reading “Fireworks for Sale--No Smoking Allowed” shall be displayed in the section of a store or premises set aside for the sale of fireworks.

(Code 2017)

(a)   Two functioning and approved fire extinguishers must be provided and kept in close proximity to the stock of fireworks in all permanent buildings where fireworks are stored, sold or displayed for sale.

(b)   Small stands, temporarily erected to be used as a place for storing and selling fireworks only, shall have one such fire extinguisher, or in lieu of the fire extinguisher, a pressurized water hose with nozzle end within five feet of the fireworks stand.

(Code 2017)

It shall be unlawful to store, keep, sell, display for sale or discharge any fireworks within 50 feet of any gasoline pump, gasoline filling station, gasoline bulk station or any building in which gasoline or volatile liquids are sold in quantities in excess of one gallon, except in stores where cleaners, paints and oils are handled in sealed containers only.

(Code 2017)

The chief of the fire department is authorized to seize and confiscate all fireworks which may be kept, stored or used in violation of any section of this article, and all of the rules of the state fire marshal. He or she shall dispose of all such fireworks as may be directed by the governing body.

(Code 2017)