Fireworks Are Legal For New Year’s In Florida; Escambia Fire Rescue Urging Caution

December 31, 2022

Fireworks are legal in Florida for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and Escambia County Fire Rescue is reminding residents to be safe.

Between 2017 and 2021, Escambia County experienced six residential structure fires caused by fireworks. Four of those fires were caused by fireworks that were improperly disposed of after their use.

“ECFR experiences several fires related to fireworks each year,” said ECFR Fire and Life Specialist Ray Melton. “The causes are mainly due to throwing used fireworks in plastic trash containers, resulting in trash fires and house fires if the cans are near the home. We recommend that fireworks be placed in a bucket of water to complete remove of any smoldering. We also recommend that juveniles be supervised by an adult when using any type of fireworks, and do not hold sparklers near clothing or skin as the temperature of a lit sparkler can reach 1,500 degrees and cause severe burns. Do not use fireworks in or near a home, and airborne firework should never be shot off in the direction of any structure or person.”

In April 2020,  Florida legalized consumer fireworks on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Independence Day. Sparklers, noisemakers and the like are legal all year. On the three holidays, people are able to shoot real fireworks legally — the kind that explode or shoot into the sky. photo.


3 Responses to “Fireworks Are Legal For New Year’s In Florida; Escambia Fire Rescue Urging Caution”

  1. I HATE FIREWORKS on January 3rd, 2023 2:34 pm

    I hate fireworks with a white hot intensity. I have a livestock business and the animals are disturbed greatly by them. I wish there was something that could be done about it. I also wish that there was something that could be done about the nimrods around my property that shoot guns. Every. Single. Day. There is not enough ground here to shoot a gun in a safe direction. I am a gun owner and gun lover but I use enough good sense and caution not to shoot right toward someone’s home or barns. These shooters around here are gonna seriously regret a bullet hitting anything on my property. That is trespass with a deadly weapon and I will make absolutely sure that every penalty within the law comes down on them.

  2. @ tax payer on December 31st, 2022 8:39 pm

    I so agree. EVERY day ANS NIGHT!!!

  3. tax payer on December 31st, 2022 10:07 am

    What about all the other days/nights they are being shot off????????

    ECSO does nothing even when you call and complain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!